Jun 072011
 
 June 7, 2011  Breaches, Laws

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy introduced legislation that seeks to enhance protections for consumers’ personal information, citing recent data breaches at Sony Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp.

The bill would establish a national standard for companies to notify customers when their personal data has been exposed, according to a news release today from Leahy, a Vermont Democrat who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee. The measure also proposes criminal penalties for those who conceal data breaches that cause “economic damage” to consumers.

Read more on SFGate.com

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