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Proposals Would Require Breach Notification

DATA PROTECTION—EU

December 19, 2012

InformationWeek reports on proposals now circulating among the European Commission that would require European businesses providing critical infrastructure services to report data breaches to authorities. EU officials say the provision is necessary to remove the stigma associated with data breaches and to increase information sharing among such service providers. “We want to change the culture around cybersecurity from one where people are sometimes afraid or ashamed to admit a problem, to one where authorities and network owners are better able to work together to maximize security,” an EU official said.
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