Data breach bill moves forward in the House

Elise Viebeck reports:

Legislation to create a national data security and breach notification standard moved forward Wednesday over objections from Democratic lawmakers.

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Trade approved the bill by voice vote after a markup that saw five Democratic amendments rejected along party lines.

The bill from Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) appears headed for further changes before its markup by the full committee.

Read more on The Hill.

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