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House Subcommittee Passes VA Breach Notification Bill

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 28, 2012

A House Veterans' Affairs subcommittee has passed a bill requiring the Veterans' Affairs Department to notify veterans and the general public of breaches within 10 days of an incident, AirForceTimes reports. HR 3730, the Veterans' Data Breach Timely Notification Act, is sponsored by Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and has the support of the American Legion. A representative from the American Legion said, "With the rising tide of identity theft and other cybercrimes, veterans have as many concerns about the security of their personal information as any other citizen."
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