Federal Bill Seeks to set National Standards for Data Breach Notification

Via the Cyberspace Law Committee of the State Bar of California: “A United States Senate bill was introduced on June 22, 2012 to provide a national standard for notifying individuals of a security breach relating to their personally identifiable information. The Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2012 (S.3333) was introduced by five Republican senators to override the patchwork of existing state regulation concerning security breach notification. Because the Act is much less stringent than the notification statutes currently in effect in a number of states, including California, it is likely that there will be opposition from, among others, online privacy advocates.”

Text of the Senate Bill