National breach notification bill passes hurdle

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Three separate national breach notification bills making their way through the Senate came a step closer to being enacted into law on Thursday. The bills are intended to bolster privacy protections, and would supersede 46 state laws while nationalizing breach notification provisions. However, passage is a ways off, as Senate Republicans have raised objections, claiming the bills would burden businesses with further regulations. The Personal Data Privacy and Security Act, the Data Breach Notification Act, and the Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act all passed the Senate Judiciary Committee with a 10-8 vote, split along party lines.
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