Consumer Data Breaches Underscore the Need for Streamlined Notification: Cosponsor HR 3806, The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act

The number of cybersecurity incidents continues to rise and companies continue to have consumer data stolen from their networks.  Often, the notification to consumers about such breaches is slow and inconsistently executed across states. The breach of Uber in
which hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers is the most recent example.  The ride sharing service concealed the details of the breach for more than a year, even paying the attackers a significant sum to remain silent. This breach
follows Equifax losing control of the highly sensitive personal and financial information of as many as 143 million Americans, throwing in stark relief the scope and damage
that can be caused by these incidents. In the weeks since the Equifax breach was first revealed, confusion has abounded among people wondering whether or not their data have been exposed and what Equifax knew when.

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Consumer Data Breaches Underscore the Need for Streamlined Notification: Cosponsor HR 3806, The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act

The number of cybersecurity incidents continues to rise and companies continue to have consumer data stolen from their networks.  Often, the notification to consumers about such breaches is slow and inconsistently executed across states. The breach of

Uber in which hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers is the most recent example.  The ride sharing service concealed the details of the breach for more than a year, even paying the attackers a significant sum to remain silent.
This breach follows
Equifax losing control of the highly sensitive personal and financial information of as many as 143 million Americans, throwing in stark relief the scope and damage that can be caused by these incidents. In the weeks since the Equifax breach was first revealed,
confusion has abounded among people wondering whether or not their data have been exposed and what Equifax knew when.

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Consumer Data Breaches Underscore the Need for Streamlined Notification: Cosponsor HR 3806, The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act

The number of cybersecurity incidents continues to rise and companies continue to have consumer data stolen from their networks.  Often, the notification to consumers about such breaches is slow and inconsistently executed across states. The breach of

Uber in which hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers is the most recent example.  The ride sharing service concealed the details of the breach for more than a year, even paying the attackers a significant sum to remain silent.
This breach follows
Equifax losing control of the highly sensitive personal and financial information of as many as 143 million Americans, throwing in stark relief the scope and damage that can be caused by these incidents. In the weeks since the Equifax breach was first revealed,
confusion has abounded among people wondering whether or not their data have been exposed and what Equifax knew when.

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Uber Hack Underscores Need for Data Breach Notification: Cosponsor HR 3806, the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act

Late last week we learned that hackers stole the personal data of 57 million Uber customers and drivers, the latest development
in a litany of breaches that underscore the ongoing challenges we face in protecting consumer information.  Consumer notification about such breaches is often slow and inconsistently executed across states.  In Uber’s case, the ride sharing service concealed
the details of the breach for more than a year, even paying the attackers a significant sum to remain silent.

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Briefing TODAY: Strengthening Election Cybersecurity

By now, you should have received an invitation to a bipartisan briefing hosted by the Brennan Center for Justice on
Strengthening Election Cybersecurity. I hope you and your staff will join me on Thursday, October 19th at 2pm in SVC 212-10 for this important discussion.

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Briefing Tomorrow: Strengthening Election Cybersecurity

By now, you should have received an invitation to a bipartisan briefing hosted by the Brennan Center for Justice on
Strengthening Election Cybersecurity. I hope you and your staff will join me on Thursday, October 19th at 2pm in SVC 212-10 for this important discussion.

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