Sen. To Float Privacy Bill Of Rights Following Breaches

Law360, New York (February 3, 2014, 7:31 PM EST) -- Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey said Friday that he would soon introduce legislation that would limit companies’ ability to collect and retain consumer information and enhance the Federal Trade Commission’s privacy authority, marking the latest response to a spate of recent high-profile data breaches.

The bill, to be dubbed the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights, is intended to combat the privacy and security concerns raised by the intrusions recently disclosed by Target Corp., Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. and Michaels Stores Inc. by strengthening protections for...
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