LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky lawmakers are trying to step up protections in an effort to keep sensitive information out of the hands of hackers.

The Senate has passed a cyber security bill. The goal is to give more protection to information stored in government computers. It would also require agencies to notify people when thieves steal personal data from government computers.

The bill now heads back to the House, which will consider changes.

The measure is a top priority of state Auditor Adam Edelen. He says the bill deals with one of the biggest public protection issues of the digital age.

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