Two Notification Bills Advance in the Senate
Two data breach notification laws are making their way through the Senate. The first is the Data Breach Notification Act, sponsored by Dianne Feinstein. If passed would allow the attorney general to sue businesses in civil court for failure to notify consumers of data breaches.
The Personal Data Privacy and Security Act, sponsored by Patrick Leahy and Orrin Hatch is a more comprehensive bill. It sets notification requirements, requires preventative measures and introduce criminal penalties.
Both bills have passed the Judiciary Committee and are moving to the full Senate.