E.U. to Consider More Stringent Reporting of Data Breaches

Kevin O’Brien of The New York Times reports:

The European Commission said Tuesday that it would pursue a new law that would require most businesses, agencies and organizations in Europe to notify consumers when they lose sensitive customer data.

Viviane Reding, the European telecommunications commissioner, said the commission, the executive arm of the European Union, would seek approval by the end of 2012 for a broad mandate requiring notification when data are lost or stolen.

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