Ill. AG Blasts Cos. For Shoddy Data-Breach Security

Law360, New York (February 5, 2014, 6:29 PM EST) -- The Illinois attorney general told a House committee on Wednesday that companies have fallen short in instituting strong security standards to guard against large-scale data breaches, urging legislation that would allow state regulators to continue their robust oversight.

During a House Commerce Committee hearing to explore data security protections following recent headline-grabbing breaches at Target Corp., Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. and other companies, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan testified that her office’s work in investigating prior security intrusions has “repeatedly” turned up instances where companies “failed...
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