Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Data Breach Bill passes House

HR221, the Data Accountability and Trust Act, passed in the House December 8th and was referred to the Senate on the 9th. The bill requires security policies for consumer information, regulates the information broker industry, and establishes a national breach notification law.

This bit of news got lost in the face of Facebook changes and Google CEO pronouncements. It deserves more attention, and after I've read more about it I will come back to it. Since the bill is going to the Senate, now would be a good time to contact your senator and provide your thoughts on data breach notification.