Blumenthal Latest To Unveil Data Security Legislation

Law360, New York (September 9, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT) -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Thursday introduced the latest privacy bill aimed at curbing the recent spate of online data breaches by making companies more accountable for the protection of consumers' personal information.

The bill — S. 1535, the Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act of 2011 — would require companies that hold the personal information of more than 10,000 customers to follow specific storage guidelines in implementing a comprehensive personal data privacy and security program to ensure that consumers' personal information is safely stored...
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