Rep. Jan Schakowsky to offer rival bill on data security

Cory Bennett reports:

Another lawmaker is taking a crack at a bill to set nationwide data security standards.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said in a Tuesday hearing that she was preparing a bill “that would require strong security standards for a wide array of personal data,” such as geolocation data, health records, biometric details, and email and social media account information.

The bill would also require companies hit by hackers to notify their consumers of the breach within 30 days of its discovery, she added.

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