Sep 022014
 September 2, 2014  Posted by  Breaches, Laws

Julian Hattem reports:

The release of hundreds of stolen nude and sexually suggestive photos of celebrities could propel Congress to get moving on new legislation to protect people’s data.

After pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and other female stars were posted online this weekend, officials in Congress said that the hack should inspire lawmakers to act.

“Next time it won’t be celebrity secrets but students’ educational records that rain down from the cloud for the world to see,” Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) said in a statement on Tuesday, while expressing support for a bill  he wrote with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) to protect students’ data held by private companies.

Read more on The Hill.

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