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White House Calls for Federal Breach Notification Law

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May 13, 2011

The Obama Administration has sent legislative guidance to Capitol Hill that includes a proposal for mandatory security breach notifications, GovInfoSecurity reports. The proposed federal standard would help businesses "by simplifying and standardizing the existing patchwork of 47 state laws that contain these requirements," according to a fact sheet released by the White House Office of the Press Secretary. The White House cybersecurity team sent the "Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal" to lawmakers on Thursday. In addition to the breach notification standard, it includes guidance on securing the nation's cyberinfrastructure as well as government access to the personal details of citizens.
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