Retailers say data breach notification law should cover all affected businesses and ‘leave no holes’

by on February 14, 2018

WASHINGTON – Any new data breach notification law passed by Congress should cover all industries that handle consumer data and ‘leave no holes’ that would allow events like last year’s Equifax breach to remain hidden, the National Retail Federation and other groups told lawmakers today. ‘American consumers want to know if their data has been breached no matter where the breach occurs,’ NRF Vice President and Senior Policy Counsel Paul Martino said. ‘No industry should be allowed to keep its data breaches secret.’ The House Financial Services Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on data breaches on Wednesday, and NRF is concerned that the… – Science News

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