European Commission plans security breach notification law
The European Commission wants laws to be passed across Europe that would force telecoms companies to tell customers when personal data security has been breached. Security breach laws are common in the US but are still controversial.
Even in the wake of the loss of 25 million UK residents' personal details last month the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) cautioned that a poorly-drafted general security breach notification law would be counter-productive because a large number of notifications could make citizens complacent.
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