In the past year, state legislatures have leapt ahead of Congress in enacting laws to notify and protect consumers whose personal data, held by businesses and other entities, have been stolen. But now, the states are worried about being victims of their own success as the federal government considers stepping in. State laws offer consumers more protection, industry favors federal regulation, and contrarians believe security breach notifications only serve to frighten the public. Which tactic will win out?
Industry, Government Fret Over Tactics for Fighting Data Theft
The National Law Journal
August 10, 2006