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Calls for Mandated Data Security Increase

CYBERSECURITY—U.S.

February 7, 2014

The recent breaches of Target and Neiman Marcus and their subsequent testimony in front of Congress this week has been part of a trigger for an increasing chorus of lawmakers and government agencies calling for federal data security legislation. On Thursday, U.S. Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo joined in by testifying that retailers and companies with customer payments should follow the same obligations as banks to report data breaches. Additionally, a new survey of government employees reveals Congress may be part of the cybersecurity solution, while a Texas-based healthcare system may have been hit by one of the largest data breaches to ever affect an individual hospital. This roundup for The Privacy Advisor brings together the latest developments in cybersecurity and data breach response.
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