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Data-security bill in House has some holes
Data-security bill in House has some holes

"Hackers steal personal information about millions of Americans" has become a distressingly familiar headline in the 21st century, as online thieves have repeatedly siphoned off customer data from retailers, financial services firms and other corporations. Now, a House committee is advancing a bill to set national standards for how companies should defend themselves against intrusions and how they should respond to data breaches. Unfortunately, the current version's proposed standards would eliminate some important protections for consumers that other state and federal laws provide. There have been more than 4,000 notable data breaches in the last decade, by the House...

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