Sens. Float Bill To Preempt State Data Breach Reporting Laws

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT) -- Three U.S. senators proposed legislation Thursday that would replace a patchwork of state data breach notification laws with a uniform national standard for securing personal information and alerting consumers in the event of a security lapse.

Under the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2013, companies that hold personal information in electronic form would have to take “reasonable measures” to protect and secure the data and notify affected consumers by mail, phone or email of potentially harmful security breaches “as expeditiously as practicable and without...
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