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Industry Groups Push for Federal Breach Notification Law

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

July 19, 2013

At a House hearing on Thursday, industry groups called on Congress to move toward a federal data breach notification law, The Hill reports. According to some witnesses, the current patchwork of state notification laws are burdensome for business. Though the hearing was mostly informative, according to the report, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) expressed interest in pursuing legislation. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) warned that federal legislation should not undercut state standards that already “have strong breach notification laws.” The Senate last month introduced federal legislation.
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