Gartner: National Data Breach Law Inevitable
June 8, 2005[From internetnews.com]
WASHINGTON -- Congress is not going to ignore the spate of data breaches plaguing private enterprise and will pass new data protection laws, a Gartner analyst predicted.
Speaking at a Gartner IT security conference less than 24 hours after CitiFinancial admitted it had lost almost 4 million records with personally identifiable information, John Pescatore told a packed room that Congress is bound to respond with new laws.
"What will be the next Sarbanes-Oxley? It's going to be some type of identity theft or data security legislation," said John Pescatore, a vice president and analyst at Gartner. "That's such a politician-friendly issue, it's the next big one coming."
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