Tag Archives: Personal Data Privacy and Security Act

Is the 5th Time the Charm? – Nationalizing Data Breach Notification

Once the smoke and dust clears from the latest enormous data breach, the fried servers are hauled away and the ritual IT department purge takes place, the focus seems to turn to the lack of any comprehensive national data breach law. Although certain sector specific breach notification laws are in place, such as HIPAA/HITECH in … Continue Reading

Senate Judiciary Chairman Wants to Move Data Privacy Legislation

Earlier this week, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) expressed support for Senate action on “comprehensive data privacy legislation that will better protect Americans’ sensitive personal data and reduce the risk of data security breaches.” Leahy’s Personal Data Privacy and Security Act, S. 1151, was approved by the Committee last September, but with … Continue Reading