Three National Data Breach Notification Legislative Proposals Issued

Craig Hoffman writes:

So far this month, three legislative proposals containing a national data breach notification requirement have been issued.  On May 4, Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) reintroduced the Data Accountability and Trust Act.  On May 11, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) introduced the Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA) of 2011.  One day later, the White House released a Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal.

The three proposals are built on a framework similar to many of the state breach notification laws.  All three would preempt the breach notification laws in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

Read more on Data Privacy Monitor for a summary of where the bills overlap in their provisions and where they diverge.

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