AL: Retailers: Proposed bill creates problems for business owners

Trevor Stokes reports:

Credit unions and retailers reacted differently Wednesday to two proposed Alabama bills that would require businesses to notify residents when personal information accessible by computer has been breached.

The companion bills, introduced this week by Rep. Tammy Irons, D-Florence, and Sen. Roger Bedford, D-Russellville, are aimed to protect consumers against personal data theft from computers. The bill would put the liability of computer breaches on businesses.

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