Thursday, November 03, 2005

House Panel Approves Data Breach Law

Roy Mark writes in

Ten months, three hearings and two bill drafts after widespread data breaches began to make headlines, House Republicans finally placed their legislative cards on the table Thursday. Democrats say they shouldn't have bothered.

The Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA), approved by a subcommittee after a contentious five-hour hearing, would require data brokers to disclose to consumers any unencrypted breaches of their personal data. The bill would also pre-empt all state data breach laws.


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