“As more and more of our personal information is collected and stored online and on computers, we need to ensure that the businesses storing this information are keeping it safe and giving us quick warning if it falls into the wrong hands.”
Senator Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance.
Senator John Rockefeller (D-W.V.) and Senator Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) have introduced The Data Security and Breach Notification Act. The goal of this is to make sure that any firm that collects and stores personal information must then be responsible for making sure that they have “reasonable security policies and procedures” put into place that will prevent leaks or breaches.
Kenneth Corbin, Associate Editor at InternetNews.com, gives his account of this bill, and what’s happening with it, in this recent article.
It’s interesting that there have been two similar bills introduced, but those bills never made it past the senate floor.
With all the threats and breaches we’ve been seeing, coming from outside organizations AND inside them, you’ll want to give Corbin’s article a read and see where your tax dollars (if you’re in the US) are going.