Breach, Compliance Management, Data Security, Government Regulations

U.S. senator introduces bill aimed at federal breach notification standard

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk will be introducing a bill aimed at putting a place a federal breach notification standard that all organizations companies across the nation would have to abide by.

The legislation would require companies to notify its customers if more than 1,000 credit card numbers are compromised in the breach, a number which he finds reasonable, according to the Alton Daily News.

“I want to make sure the system that Congress designs is easy for industry to put in place and doesn't act like a wet blanket on the 21st century economy,” Kirk said.

Implementing a federal breach notification law has been a prominent discussion within the government ranks as of late. During his State of the Union Address in January, President Obama proposed a Personal Data Notification and Protection Act.

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