Latest Data Breach Notification Bill Won’t Go Far

Eduard Goodman of Identity Theft 911 dissects the data breach notification bill introduced last month by Rep. Toomey and finds it seriously wanting:

The latest bill to address the problem of data breaches is just one of an increasingly long line of proposed federal breach notice regulations with little to no chance of becoming law this year.

The Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2012 was introduced last month by Sen. Patrick Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican. It’s the eighth one of its kind to be introduced in Congress.

But with the upcoming election and a partisan fervor that unbelievably has trickled down into data security legislation, it’s unlikely to get voted on this year.

One of the issues I have with the bill is that it misses the entire impetus, origin and reason for data breach notification regulations to begin with: consumer protection.

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I had also responded negatively to the bill when it was introduced.

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