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Officials Want Rules on Data Breach Disclosures

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

January 30, 2014

U.S. law enforcement officials have called on Congress to draft stricter requirements for how retailers and other private businesses should report large breaches of personal and financial data, Reuters reports. FBI Director James Comey said political uproar over surveillance and the Edward Snowden leaks have complicated discussions about how to fight consumer data breaches, the report states. "There is the threat of fraud and theft because we've connected our lives to the Internet," Comey said. "We need to make sure that the private sector knows the rules of the road and how we share that information with the government." Meanwhile, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has qualms with letting a third party store NSA telephone metadata.
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