Newest Federal Data Breach Bill Strips States' Power

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT) -- The latest legislative effort to create a national data breach security and notification standard, introduced Thursday in the U.S. Senate, is likely to win support from businesses but face opposition from states whose stricter data protection laws would be preempted.

The Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2012, S. 3333, would require covered commercial entities to take “reasonable measures” to protect and secure the personal information that they hold and to notify affected consumers of a security breach “as expeditiously as practicable and without reasonable...
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