Friday, May 05, 2006

Time Running Out for Data Breach Notification Law

Grant Gross writes on InfoWorld:

In the wake of a series of data breaches in early 2005, the U.S. Congress seemed ready to move quickly on legislation that would require companies to notify customers when their personal information had been compromised.

Now, more than a year after data breaches at ChoicePoint and LexisNexis set off a national debate about identification theft and data security, time is running out for Congress to pass a law before it finishes business this year. Some proponents of a national breach notification law say it's unlikely that Congress will be able to pass a law by then.

More here.


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