Senator Leahy introduces Consumer Privacy Protection Act; federal data breach notification law

Eric Chabrow reports:

Privacy advocates in the Senate have unveiled a national data breach notification bill that would allow states to keep their own laws if they provide more stringent reporting and privacy protections than offered by the federal government.

The Consumer Privacy Protection Act, introduced April 30, is sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont along with five other Democratic senators as cosponsors: Al Franken of Minnesota;, Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, both of Massachusetts; Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut; and Ron Wyden of Oregon.

Read more on I need to read the whole text, but so far, this may be the best/most protective proposal we’ve seen in this session of Congress.

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