Tag Archives: data breach notification

Charles Schumer to Congress: Prioritize Notification Standards After Latest Data Breach

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called on Congress to take up the proposed cybersecurity legislation and prioritize breach notification standards following reports of an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield data breach in December 2013. The senator said in a press release Thursday that the breach discovered in August exposed the health and financial information …

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Tim Pawlenty: 2015 Data Security Act Offers ‘Bank-Like’ Standards for Consumer Protection

Tim Pawlenty, CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, told House lawmakers Thursday the U.S. needs data security requirements similar to those used by banks to manage data breach notifications. In written remarks, Pawlenty told the House Committee on Financial Services the Data Security Act of 2015 works to support efforts to protect consumers from the growing number …

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Ron Johnson: Congress Must Balance Cyber Info-Sharing, Data Breach Notification Issues

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he believes that Congress can help strengthen U.S. cybersecurity efforts if it pushes for public-private information sharing with liability protections and notification procedures for data breach incidents. Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote in an opinion piece published Monday on The Hill …

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Report: Congress Could Prioritize Cyber Info Sharing Legislation

The new Congress could put cybersecurity legislation at the top of its agenda as it convenes amid ongoing concerns regarding cyber attacks and data breaches, GovInfoSecurity reported Tuesday. Eric Chabrow writes that some analysts see potential legislation that would focus on the sharing of threat information between government and industry. “One of the …

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