Leahy tries again with data privacy bill

Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 1:36 AM EST

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at tightening controls on consumers' personal information, citing recent online security breaches in Vermont and elsewhere that exposed thousands to possible identity theft.

Under it, companies that maintain sensitive personal data would be required to notify law enforcement authorities and the affected individuals in the case of breaches, it would become a crime to cover them up and criminal penalties for identity theft would be increased.

At Boston.com

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Critical bug found in Cisco ASA products, attackers are scanning for affected devices

Several Cisco ASA products - appliances, firewalls, switches, routers, and security modules - have been found sporting a flaw that can ultimately lead to remote code execution by attackers.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Feb 12th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2016 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //