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Senators Introduce Data Protection Bill

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Senate Commerce Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Commerce Chairman John (Jay) Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced legislation Thursday to require businesses and nonprofits to establish "reasonable" security policies to protect personal consumer information, Tech Daily Dose reports. The bill would require businesses or nonprofits that own or possess personal information such as credit card numbers to notify individuals if their information is accessed as a result of a data breach within 60 days and to provide them with credit monitoring services for two years. The bill follows one introduced last month focused on requiring businesses to do more to protect sensitive consumer data, the report states. A hearing on the proposal has not yet been scheduled.

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