(Another) Federal Data Breach Notification Law Introduced in Congress

Gregory Bautista, Jeremy T. Merkel, and Alex Moh of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP write:

Senate Democrats have introduced a third iteration of a federal data breach notification bill, the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2017 (S.B. 2179). If passed into law, this bill would replace the patchwork of 48 separate state breach notification laws and standardize breach reporting requirements, which currently vary from state to state.

Introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and cosponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the Data Security and Breach Notification Act would apply to companies that acquire, maintain or use consumers’ personal information.

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