Access comments on Obama’s new cybersecurity proposals

This week the White House announced plans to release a new legislative proposal aimed at providing notice to victims of corporate data breaches. The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act is expected to look similar to the Administration’s 2011 proposal, including a provision that would preempt stronger state laws. Additionally, the president also promised draft legislation implementing the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, as well as separate draft legislation increasing protections for student data. While these proposals show the White House’s prioritizing data security, it is not yet clear that Personal Data Notification and Protection Act will actually lead to improved security or provide adequate protection for users’ privacy.

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: data breach notification, consumer privacy, data security, personal data protection

Posted on Tuesday 13 January 2015

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