Tag Archives: Patrick Leahy

Senators Renew Efforts to Pass Data Privacy Legislation

On January 8, 2014, Senator Patrick Leahy reintroduced comprehensive information security legislation that would establish a national standard for data breach notification and require businesses to safeguard customers' sensitive personal information from cyber threats. The bill also would establish criminal penalties for individuals who intentionally or willfully conceal security breaches, and would authorize the FTC to write and enforce rules regarding the protection of personal information and breach notification. … Continue Reading

Senator Urges Privacy Oversight Board Nominations

According to BNA’s Privacy Law Watch, on March 8, 2010, Senator Patrick Leahy asked President Obama to nominate members for the dormant Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.  The Board, which was created in 2004 upon the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, focuses on ensuring that privacy and civil liberties concerns are incorporated into anti-terrorism … Continue Reading

Data Security Breach Notification Law Update

July saw a flurry of activity involving data security breach notification laws.  On July 1, breach notification laws in Alaska and South Carolina went into effect. On July 9, Missouri became the 45th state to enact a data breach notification law.  On July 22, Senator Patrick Leahy reintroduced a comprehensive federal data security bill calling … Continue Reading