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Privacy breach legislation: Speak up and be heard

Apr 18, 20071 min
Data and Information SecurityIT LeadershipPhysical Security

When a business loses personal data — whether it’s through a stolen laptop or a network security breach — there are some state laws that require the company to notify people who could be affected by the disclosure.

Right now Congress is considering bills for a federal consumer data breach notification law. But what should that law include? What should companies do? Who should be held responsible?

Later this week, we will post a draft that suggests what such a law should look like. We encourage you to add your comments and suggestions to the proposal. We will compile your suggestions and then publish a new draft of a proposed federal law in an upcoming issue of CSO magazine.

Cynthia Larose , CIPP, is a member in the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC. Cynthia practices in the Business and Finance Section representing companies in information, communications and technology, including e-commerce and other electronic transactions. Her work with technology and technology companies includes licensing, strategic alliances and financings, complex outsourcing transactions, international transactions and privacy counseling. Stefani Watterson , CIPP, is an associate in the Washington office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC., practicing in the Communications Section.