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EPIC Testifies Before Congress on Data Breach Bill, Urges Changes to Strengthen Act

EPIC Director Marc Rotenberg testified before Congress on the Data Accountability and Trust Act, which would require security policies for consumer information, regulate the information broker industry, and establish a national breach notification law. Rotenberg said "companies need to know that they will be expected to protect the data they collect and that, when they fail to do so, there will be consequences." The EPIC Director opposed the preemption of stronger state laws, and recommended the use of text messages for breach notices, and suggested that personally identifiable information be broadly defined to include any information that "identifies or could identify a particular person." To learn more about Identity Theft, see EPIC's Identity Theft page.

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