Possible Home Depot Breach Bolsters Data Regulation Push

Law360, New York (September 4, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT) -- The suspected breach of payment card data at Home Depot Inc., the latest in a string of incidents that have affected national retail chains, is poised to reignite lawmakers' calls for increased oversight of consumer information held by retailers, an aspect of the industry that is lightly regulated, experts said.

Home Depot has said it is investigating “unusual activity” related to a potential intrusion into its credit and debit card payment system but has not yet confirmed whether or not a breach has occurred. Other stakeholders, meanwhile, have seized on the incident as a way to push Congress to enact stricter...

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