Tech Industry Backs Federal Data Breach Law

The Internet Association, the Software & Information Industry Association, the Information Technology Industry Council and the App Association have released a joint statement of principles for the framework of federal data breach legislation.  They stress:

Without a uniform national standard for data security and breach notification, the current patchwork is likely to grow even more complex and confusing for consumers, enhancing the compliance challenges for businesses, while failing to advance consumer notification or data protection

Several data breach bills are pending in Congress, but no major action has been taken on them