Data Breach Bills Crowding Congress

Friday May 12th 2006 by Staff

New bill in House Judiciary Committee joins parade of ideas to require notification to consumers by data brokers.


Seeking to make it a crime to conceal data breaches involving personal information, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Thursday jumped into the data breach debate playing out on Capitol Hill.

The Cybersecurity Enhancement and Consumer Data Protection Act of 2006 (H.R. 5318) would require disclosure to the government for any breaches involving 10,000 or more individuals. The bill does not require notice to consumers.

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