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Data Privacy Day 2009

January 28 is the second international Data Privacy Day in the U.S., Canada, and over two dozen European countries. In Congress, Rep. David Price of North Carolina has introduced a resolution supporting the designation of January 28, 2009 as National Data Privacy Day. To date, the bill has six co-sponsors: Rep Barton, Joe ...

Bills in introduced in Congress (continued)

The following bills were also introduced in Congress this week and have been added to the Bills in Congress page on this site to enable tracking: Introduced by Price, for himself and Stearns: A resolution expressing support for designation of January 28, 2009, as “National Data Privacy Day”. H. Res. 31. Introduced by Kirk,...

S. 141- Protecting the Privacy of Social Security Numbers Act

Senator Feinstein, introducing S.141 in Congress today: Mrs. FEINSTEIN. Mr. President, I am pleased to introduce legislation to protect one of Americans’ most valuable but vulnerable assets: Social Security numbers. The bill I am introducing today aims to protect individual privacy and prevent identity theft by eliminating the unnecessary use and display of...

S. 139: Data Breach Notification Act

Senator Feinstein, introducing S. 139 in Congress today: Mrs. FEINSTEIN. Mr. President, I rise to introduce the Data Breach Notification Act. This is a commonsense bill that is aimed at protecting personal information and preventing identity theft. The bill would require businesses and government agencies to notify individuals when their sensitive personal information...

Data protection bills introduced in Congress today

The 111th Congress is now in session, and the first data-protection bills have been introduced today: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Tuesday introduced a pair of data security bills — one that would require businesses to notify consumers in the event of a security breach and another, co-sponsored by Sens. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., and...