Controversial data breach bill passes House committee
Elise Viebeck reports:
The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a controversial bill creating national data security standards after a chaotic markup that revealed deep Democratic concerns about the measure.
The Data Security and Breach Notification Act appears headed for further changes prior to a vote by the full House. The committee approved it on a party-line vote of 29-20.
Read more on The Hill. Most privacy advocates find this bill too weak in its provisions and it would pre-empt stronger state laws. It needs to be squashed or seriously, seriously amended.