Sens. Unveil 2 Consumer Data Protection Bills

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan pair of senators reintroduced legislation Thursday that would require corporations to protect their customers' data and investigate and notify them of security breaches, while another senator introduced a separate bill requiring companies to notify customers of data breaches.

Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said their bill, called the Data Security Act of 2011, would apply to retailers, so-called data brokers who gather and sell personal information, and government agencies.

The bill would require them to investigate any data breaches, including whether...
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