Bill Would Require Breach Notifications
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.June 16, 2011
FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez said the agency supports legislation introduced by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) that would require companies to notify law enforcement and the FTC within 48 hours when a data breach is discovered, The Washington Post reports. The bill, discussed at a House Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee hearing Wednesday, would require companies to delete information about users once that data is no longer necessary for business purposes, the report states. Ramirez said the law would give consumers recourse if their Social Security numbers were breached. (Registration may be required to access this story).