Data-Breach Disclosure Bill Passes House Panel

Thursday Mar 30th 2006 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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A House panel approved a bill requiring data brokers to inform consumers of breaches when reasonable risk of ID theft exists.

[From internetnews.com]

Legislation forcing data brokers to disclose security breaches to the public passed the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee today on a 41-0 vote.

The Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA) would place new requirements on data brokers such as ChoicePoint to notify the public if there is a "reasonable risk" of identity theft associated with a data breach.

The data brokers would also be required to implement effective security safeguards to protect collected data.

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