A flurry of federal data security and data breach notification bills introduced into Congress

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Recent high profile data breaches and increased attention to the protection of consumers’ personal information has intensified the momentum towards enactment of a federal data security and data breach notification law. Currently 46 states and the District of Columbia have enacted data breach notifications with drastically different requirements and policies. Within the last few months, Congress has been inundated with national data security bills outlining an organization’s obligations when it suffers a data breach. Unfortunately, the proposed federal bills would, in many instances, further complicate an entity’s obligations upon a breach.

Among the numerous federal data security bills introduced, the following four are most recent and significant...

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