Target Breach Prompts Another Senate Data Protection Bill

Law360, Chicago (January 16, 2014, 5:10 PM EST) -- A pair of U.S. Senators on Wednesday unveiled legislation aimed at curbing data breaches that threaten consumers with identity theft and fraud — the second such bill floated in a week — citing concerns raised by recent incidents at Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus Group Ltd.

The bipartisan bill, dubbed the Data Security Act of 2014, would lay down the “rules of the road” for corporations and government agencies to avoid and respond to data breaches, according to a statement from the bill’s co-sponsors, Sens. Tom...
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