A new American law that would create a protocol of how a data breach is handled may be soon in play.. President Barrack Obama called for a federal legislation on Monday, January 12th that would standardize how a data breach is handled by all American organizations. One of the requirements would be for organizations to inform customers within thirty days of the data breach discovery.

According to the Identity Theft Resource Centre, data breaches in the US were up 27.5% last year, which were headlining all media channels ranging from Home Depot to the Sony Pictures Entertainment breach. After so many breaches throughout the years, it is about time that laws are put into place to protect the customer. The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act would greatly benefit America with the consistency that companies will need to undergo when dealing with a data breach. After all with data breaches becoming so prevalent, it only makes sense to regulate the norm of these crimes and put federal laws to govern them.

What are your thoughts? Would placing a federal law governing the procedure of companies affected by a data breach benefit the country?

 

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As the corporate communications manager, Alicja Nowak, is responsible for all things content including public relations, social media, infographic and blogs. From an industry perspective Alicja will be discussing cybersecurity trends focusing on internal and external threats. In her spare time, she loves going on road trips and exploring Canada’s great outdoors.
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