Proposal for a 30 Days Breach Notification Policy for Hacked Organizations

But chances of this becoming a mandatory national breach notification law are no sure thing, even in the wake of the past year's high-profile hacks, experts say.As part of a runup to his State of the Union speech on Jan. 20, President Obama proposed legislation today requiring companies hit by a data breach to inform affected customers within 30 days of discovering exposure of the data.A national breach notification law has been the subject of a fierce battle on the Hill for years to no avail, but the specter of Sony's massive and very public breach, as well as the Year of the Retailer Breach in 2014, provided a high-profile backdrop for the president's announcement. Obama's proposed Personal Data Notification and Protection Act aims to unify the differing and often confusing mix of notification laws across 48 states. Read complete article

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