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.
BBC reports that nearly 90 organizations have notified the UK's Information Commissioners Office regarding data breaches concerning major business outsourcing firm Capita, which was impacted by a cyberattack in March and was later found to have a long-exposed data server.
Eyecare giant Luxottica, which owns Ray-Ban and Oakley, as well as operates U.S. vision insurance firm EyeMed Vision Care, has disclosed being impacted by a third-party data breach in 2021 impacting 70 million customers following the leak of a stolen database on various hacking forums from April 30 to May 12, BleepingComputer reports.