Leahy Floats Cyber Fix As Target Breach Fallout Continues

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 7:53 PM EST) -- The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday made good on a promise to push for legislation in the wake of Target Corp.’s recent data breach, renewing a bill that would impose new network security rules on businesses and reform criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

As he has in the previous four Congresses, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D.-Vt, introduced the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act, a comprehensive information security package that has advanced out of committee before but “languished” on the...
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