Bill Would Fix Federal Privacy Loophole

Law360, New York (June 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A new bill that would require customer notification of data security breaches will fix a big gap in federal regulation, experts say.

Currently, companies that conduct interstate commerce are forced to evaluate every breach on a state-by-state basis in order to comply with each state’s breach notification regulations. But the recently introduced Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2007 strives to fill in the gaps and supersede state law, in order to create a more effective way to mitigate and prevent identity theft in the...
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