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Posted Jun 16, 2005

Senate Takes up Data Security Law

By Staff


With growing evidence that Americans want new data privacy laws, the U.S. Senate opens a series of hearing today on legislative solutions to data breaches and identity theft.

Thursday's full Senate Commerce Committee hearing will not specifically address any of the several bills introduced in the 109th Congress, which combat identity theft and force data brokers to disclose breaches of personal information to consumers.

Instead, the panel will hear from all five members of the Federal Trade Commission, which most likely would be charged with enforcing any new data privacy laws. Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell will also be representing the National Association of Attorneys General.

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