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Will the Third Time Be a Charm?

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

September 24, 2010

At a Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) said he intends to report the 2010 Data Security and Breach Notification Act out of committee in next week's markup. "It is my sincere hope that this time--the third time--is the charm," he said. Nextgov reports that the bill would require businesses to implement data security measures to protect consumers' personal data and notify them in the event of a security breach. The Federal Trade Commission spoke in support of the bill this week, but also recommended broadening the notification requirement to include data held in forms other than electronic, among other additions.
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