What Are the Elements of Sound Data Breach Legislation? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, January 27, 2015   [open pdf - 4MB]

"This is the January 27, 2015 hearing on 'What Are the Elements of Sound Data Breach Legislation?' held before House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Michael C. Burgess: 'The purpose of today's hearing is to move one step closer to a single, Federal standard on data security and breach notification. Increasingly, our personal details, which we need to verify financial transactions, are converted into data and uploaded to networks of servers, and not always can those servers be protected with a simple lock and key. We benefit immensely from the quick access and command this system gives us. Global commerce is literally at our fingertips on a daily basis. And yet such a dynamic environment brings with it dynamic, evolving risks. As our options multiply, so must our defensive measures. Those defensive measures must adapt quickly. As several commentators have noted in testimony before this subcommittee, it is no longer a matter of if a breach occurs. It is when and what happens when. Even so, questions remain as to whether businesses are doing enough to prevent security breaches. That is why I believe Federal legislation should include a single but flexible data security requirement. Now, about 12 States have already implemented such a requirement on commercial actors that are not banks or health care providers.' Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Elizabeth Hyman, Brian A. Dodge, Jennifer Barrett-Glasgow, and Woodrow Hartzog."

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