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Federal Breach Notification Welcome by Some

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 2, 2011

On the heels of the introduction of another federal data breach notification bill, Microsoft voiced its support for a federal standard, saying the current varying state requirements are challenging for businesses, The Hill reports. Chief Privacy Officer Brendon Lynch, CIPP, said that a federal notification law should require that consumers be notified only if sensitive information, such as healthcare and financial data, has been affected. "If people get notices all the time, they'll just ignore them," Lynch said. 
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