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Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015

Mintz TechConnect - October 2015

by Mintz Levin on

Letter from the Editors - We are thrilled to provide you with the first issue of Mintz Levin’s TechConnect, a bi-monthly newsletter on “all things technology” in the legal and business world, from our perspective, of...more

Ashley Madison Breach Another Warning To Companies

Add dating website Ashley Madison to the list of large companies like Target, Home Depot and Michael’s that have had customer information stolen by hackers. Published reports say Ashley Madison is now facing multiple lawsuits...more

Federal Data Breach Bill Stalled in Congress

A key distinguishing feature of U.S. data privacy laws is their patchwork nature. There are industry-specific data privacy laws at the federal level (think HIPAA or the GLBA), yet there are no comprehensive federal standards...more

Senator Leahy Introduces Data Privacy And Notification Law With Limited Preemption of State Law

by King & Spalding on

On April 30, 2015, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced new data breach legislation. The proposed law would require companies to meet certain consumer privacy and data protection standards and to notify individuals within...more

Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 Advances Despite Strong Criticism

by Reed Smith on

On April 17, advocates in support of a federal data security and breach notification law achieved a victory when the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a bill supporting national legislation. The proposed Data...more

New Federal Bill Would Preempt State Data Security Breach Notification Laws

by Polsinelli on

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) recently introduced H.R. 1770, legislation intended to establish a framework of national data security breach laws, to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill, called the Data Security...more

Cyber Legislation on the Move: Data Breach Bill Passes Out of Committee

by Holland & Knight LLP on

As an extension of our forecast of upcoming cyber-related legislation, on April 15, the House Energy & Commerce Committee approved the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 (H.R. 1770), adopting three amendments...more

White House Re-Introduces Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act

by White & Case LLP on

On February 27, 2015, President Obama unveiled the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015, a draft bill intended to govern the collection and dissemination of consumer data. The Privacy Bill of Rights is a revival of...more

National Data Breach Legislation Advances in House Subcommittee

by Smith Anderson on

As the number of high profile data breaches increase, there is mounting pressure on Congress to create a more unified regulatory standard governing company actions in response to a data breach. ...more

Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 Making its Way through Congress

On March 25, 2015, a Congressional Subcommittee approved a draft of the “Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015,” a statute intended to create a national standard for data security and reporting data breaches. ...more

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