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
The 2012 election results likely will have consequences for U.S. federal privacy and data security legislation. This blog entry outlines some key developments in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and describes how these developments might affect legislative priorities and prospects for the 113th Congress beginning in 2013.… Continue Reading
On September 22, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved three separate bills that would establish a national data breach notification standard, though the prospects for these three bills in the full Senate are uncertain.… Continue Reading
On June 7, 2011, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced comprehensive federal legislation that would establish a national standard for security breach notification and would require businesses to safeguard sensitive personal information from security threats.
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As reported in BNA's Privacy Law Watch, on July 29, 2010, three bills were introduced by House Republicans to repeal Section 929I of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
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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
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