Gartner: National Data Breach Law Inevitable

Wednesday Jun 8th 2005 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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Continuing failure of private enterprise to adequately protect data makes problem impossible to ignore.

[From internetnews.com]

WASHINGTON -- Congress is not going to ignore the spate of data breaches plaguing private enterprise and will pass new data protection laws, a Gartner analyst predicted.

Speaking at a Gartner IT security conference less than 24 hours after CitiFinancial admitted it had lost almost 4 million records with personally identifiable information, John Pescatore told a packed room that Congress is bound to respond with new laws.

"What will be the next Sarbanes-Oxley? It's going to be some type of identity theft or data security legislation," said John Pescatore, a vice president and analyst at Gartner. "That's such a politician-friendly issue, it's the next big one coming."

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