Coming to America: The EU privacy directive
The Senate is finally getting around to pushing a national data breach law out of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. This represents a major change in how the federal government views the privacy of personal information, shifting away from a mix of self-regulation, state laws, and industry specific requirements (HIPAA, GLBA) towards a comprehensive national policy. The road to this point has been long, but it's worth examining to understand what's ahead.
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