Leahy’s data breach bill’s flawed assumptions

The chairman of the powerful U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy, is trying—after two failed attempts—to get his data breach bill made into law. But even though his bill would answer the pleas of many retailers by creating one single national standard for handling major retail data breaches, the bill’s details don’t deliver the comprehensive relief promised. In short, the bill is trying to make it more difficult for major retail chains to hide large data breaches when, in fact, the wording will make it easier for them to hide such breaches.

Read more of Evan Schuman’s commentary on S.1490, the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2009, on StorefrontBacktalk.

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