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
"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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