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Differing Views on Data Breach Remedies

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

May 10, 2011

Kashmir Hill reports for Forbes on the differing opinions in the U.S. on what to do about data breaches. In the wake of two major breaches recently, she writes, The New York Times' Nick Bilton and Time's Jerry Brito took differing views. Bilton notes that though Rep. Bobby Rush's (D-IL) 2009 bill that would provide credit monitoring to victims of data breaches, for example, failed to pass in the senate, regulation looks more likely now following a hearing last week on data breaches. Brito, however, says data breaches are "inevitable" in the digital age, and the answer lies in improving technology, not creating more rules around it.
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