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AG Pushes For Data Breach Legislation

  • The Hill, Tuesday, February 25, 2014 5:36 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder is pushing Congress to pass a law which would require companies publicly report data breaches. After major breaches at Target, Adobe and Nieman Marcus among others, millions of consumers have had their emails, passwords and even credit card information compromised. "This would empower the American people to protect themselves if they are at risk of identity theft," explained Holder in a statement. "It would enable law enforcement to better investigate these crimes — and hold compromised entities accountable when they fail to keep sensitive information safe."

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