Retailers to Hold Data-Breach Bag?

Friday Feb 23rd 2007 by Staff

Legislation would ding companies for not adequately protecting consumer data.


Proposed legislation in Massachusetts would make retailers financially responsible for breaches of their databases that lead to consumer identity theft.

Under a bill introduced by Rep. Michael Costello, Massachusetts would become the first state to move beyond consumer notification requirements of data breaches to make all commercial entities that keep consumer information bear the costs associated with identity theft.

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