Senator, Advocacy Group Push for National Legislation
DATA PROTECTION—U.S.January 25, 2012
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is urging his colleagues to pass a national data breach notification law, The Hill reports. Ahead of Saturday's Data Privacy Day, Leahy issued a statement that the law is needed now more than ever, citing recent high-profile breaches involving e-commerce and government firms, the report states. "Even as the Internet and other rapidly advancing technologies spur economic growth and expand opportunity, there is growing uncertainty and unease about how Americans' sensitive personal information is collected, shared and stored," said Leahy. Meanwhile, Consumer Watchdog has called on President Barack Obama to endorse privacy legislation and support "do not track."