Federal

Congress heard us! (commentary)

I’m first working my way through the provisions in the stimulus bill that relate to breaches and notifications. One of the recommendations that I and other privacy advocates had made was central notification and disclosure on a publicly available web site. They heard us. Here’s part of the new law: (3) NOTICE TO SECRETARY-...

And here I thought the Senate forgot…

Yesterday, January 28th, Senator Dorgan introduced S. Res. 25, expressing support for January 28th as National Data Privacy Day. The resolution passed the Senate. I don’t see where President Obama made any proclamation about the day, although he was somewhat understandably preoccupied with things like our economy totally tanking. Given all the concerns that...

Comments on Senator Feinstein’s bill, S. 139

Earlier this week, Senator Feinstein grabbed the privacy headlines when she reintroduced the same breach notification bill that she has introduced in every session of Congress for the past few years. Like me, the bill has not improved with age. S.139 is intended to provide a national “floor” on data breach notifications for breaches...

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 ...