Getting It Right on Data Breach and Notification Legislation in the 114th Congress, Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, February 5, 2015 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is from the February 5, 2015 hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security on "Getting It Right on Data Breach and Notification Legislation in the 114th Congress." From the opening statement of Jerry Moran: "The purpose of this hearing is to examine the merits of a federal data security standard and the need for a preemptive and uniform federal data breach notification. We live in a digital world, where consumers have embraced online products and services. […] For over a decade, Congress -- and the Commerce Committee in particular -- has been contemplating issues surrounding data security and data breach notification. In 2004, the Committee held its first Congressional hearings to examine the high-profile breach of ChoicePoint, a data aggregation firm. This breach forced the first of many conversations here in Congress. And today we continue that conversation. […] The need for federal action becomes clearer each day. Last month, President Obama voiced his support for national data breach notification legislation with strong preemptive language in part because he recognizes the benefits to American consumers and businesses of a predictable, uniform data breach notice. The President's support, along with bipartisan and bicameral congressional interest, has renewed optimism among stakeholders that Congress can develop balanced and thoughtful legislation in the near term." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jerry Moran, Cheri McGuire, Mallory Duncan, Ravi Pendse, Yael Weinman, Douglas Johnson, and Lisa Madigan.
S. Hrg. 114-78; Senate Hearing 114-78
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