Blog Posts December 4, 2017

Bill Proposes Jail Time for Executives Who Conceal Data Breaches

On November 30, 2017, a group of U.S. senators re-introduced a bill, known as the Data Security and Breach Notification Act, which seeks to impose criminal liability of up to five years of jail time on any corporate executive convicted of “intentionally and willfully” concealing a data breach. The bill also proposes that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) establish standard, nationwide security protocols for businesses to follow.  The bill would also require companies to report data breaches to consumers or users within 30 days unless a U.S. federal law enforcement or intelligence agency [...] Read more

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