Blumenthal Holds Roundtable, Discusses Bill
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.August 12, 2011
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) held a roundtable to discuss legislation he will introduce in the coming weeks aimed at combating data breaches, reports Political News. Blumenthal told data breach experts, consumer advocates and community leaders, "The staggering increase of data breaches in the past year compromising personal and financial information warrants a swift and comprehensive federal response to hold companies accountable." He will propose ways to combat breaches involving personal data, states the report, including immediate breach notification for consumers and ensuring proper protections are in place to prevent breaches.