By Ani Gevorkian
The issues of data breach notification and data security issued received a fair amount of attention in the House this week: On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Trade approved one data breach bill, and on Thursday, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chairman of the House Cybersecurity Caucus, announced the release of another.
The bill approved on Wednesday—the Data Security and Breach Notification Act—is sponsored by Reps. Michael Burgess (R-TX), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Peter Welsh (D-VT). It would require companies to maintain reasonable security practices and inform customers within 30 days if their data might have been stolen during a breach. It would also empower the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to enforce the bill’s rules.
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