NJ Bill Eyes Tougher Data-Breach Response Requirements

Law360, New York (February 6, 2014, 4:54 PM EST) -- A New Jersey lawmaker on Thursday proposed tougher notice requirements and free credit reports for consumers, following security breaches like the holiday season cyberattack that compromised the personal information of 70 million Target Corp. customers.

State Assemblywoman Linda Stender, D-Union, said she has introduced legislation taking that two-pronged approach to help consumers prevent irreparable damage to their credit or finances.

“What happened with Target was nearly unprecedented and, consequently, created unprecedented nightmares for consumers who had their data stolen,” Stender said in a statement. “While Target...
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