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by Dave Gradijan

New Laws Target Data Security Breaches

Feb 23, 20071 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is considering new laws that would put the onus for paying costs associated with data breaches on retailers and merchants, rather than banks and credit unions, writes Matt Hines at InfoWorld.

“But security and privacy experts agree that new laws, in themselves, won’t prevent a repeat of the data breach experienced by TJX, which continues to increase in scope,” writes Hines. “And that the hack of that retailer’s network should provide a chilling lesson to businesses that are failing to adequately safeguard their sensitive information.”

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