Mass. bill would make retailers pay for data breaches

Friday, 23 February 2007, 12:45 AM EST

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are poised to consider legislation that would force retailers who suffer data breaches to cover the costs associated with any fraud-related losses by their customers.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Michael A. Costello (D), would make any company (retailer, bank or data processor) financially liable if it is the operator of the system that is hacked. The bill doesn't cover other types of credit-card fraud, such as those perpetrated by means of a lost or stolen card."

At Security Fix.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

The security threat of unsanctioned file sharing

Posted on 31 October 2014.  |  Organisational leadership is failing to respond to the escalating risk of ungoverned file sharing practices among their employees, and employees routinely breach IT policies.


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, Oct 31st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //