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The Threat of Data Theft to American Consumers
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
House Commerce Committee
May 4, 2011
This hearing comes on the heels of recent high-profile data breaches at Sony and Epsilon, which compromised the personal information of millions of Americans. Wednesday’s hearing will attempt to shed light on these events and address a number of data protection issues. American consumers deserve to know about the potential threats resulting from unauthorized access to personal information.
While most states have data breach requirements, there is currently no federal data breach notification law. Chairman Bono Mack has announced that she intends to introduce a data security bill later this year.
Bureau of Consumer Protection
Federal Trade Commission
Deputy Special Agent in Charge
Criminal Investigative Division
U.S. Secret Service
Consumer Privacy Project
Center for Democracy and Technology
Dr. Gene Spafford
Professor and Executive Director
Purdue University CERIAS
- Hearing: Data Security Bill
- House Committee Demands Sony Data Breach Answers
- House Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Discusses Legislation to Protect Americans from Data Theft
- Vote on SAFE Data Act
- Congress Asks Sony to Address Unanswered Questions
- Lawmakers Say Sony Data Breach Underscores Need For Legislation
- Recap: Lessons for Data Security Legislation
- Understanding Consumer Attitudes About Privacy
- Sony Explains PlayStation Attack to Congress
- Rep Bono Mack Introduces Secure and Fortify Electronic Data Act; Schedules July 20 Vote
- Sony and Epsilon: Lessons for Data Security Legislation
- Internet Privacy: The Impact and Burden of EU Regulation
- On Data Privacy Day, Chairmen Upton and Terry Remind Consumers to Be Vigilant with Personal Information Online
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- Protecting Children's Privacy in an Electronic World