Trouble for new data breach bill?

Julian Hattem reports:

New draft legislation to protect people after their data may have been stolen is running into some quick opposition on Capitol Hill.

Mere hours after Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) unveiled their Data Security and Breach Notification Act on Thursday, a pair of key House Democrats is calling it a non-starter.

“Data breaches can create serious harm to consumers and businesses alike, and this bill does not provide solutions,” Reps. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said in a joint statement.

Read more on The Hill.

If you follow me on Twitter (@pogowasright), you’ll have seen my tweets last night pointing out some of the problems I immediately spotted with the bill.

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