Senator Pushes For Data-Security Law After Target Breach

Law360, New York (December 20, 2013, 6:39 PM EST) -- The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday pledged to make enacting comprehensive data security legislation a priority in 2014, saying the recent breach of Target Corp.'s in-store payment system highlighted the dire need for enhanced protections.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., issued his statement a day after Target announced a massive security breach that resulted in hackers lifting "track data" from the 40 million customers that swiped their credit and debit cards in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 — the day before...
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