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Randy Sabett Published: 24 Apr 2014

The fallout from major data breaches has pushed various members of Congress to propose yet another batch of data breach notification bills. Many of these proposed pieces of legislation simply recycle iterations of the bills introduced in earlier congressional sessions. Others contain a few new twists, but it comes down to a question of whether or not Congress can rally around at least one bill and pass federal data breach notification. Recent events may provide the impetus needed to get such a bill over the finish line. The Target breach has led to a number of different stakeholders calling for change in the form of federal legislation. Why now, you might ask? Many people agree that PCI DSS arose as a result of the credit card industry wanting to avoid federal regulation. For starters, the Target breach exposed over 70 million credit cards. While not the largest data breach in history (the NASDAQ breach discovered in 2007 exposed over 160 million credit and debit cards), many consumers shop at Target and place trust in the retailer when they hand over their ... Access >>>

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