Sharing Is Caring; Barack Obama Wants Congress To Bolster Cyber-Security

January 17, 2015 – In The News
The Economist

Scott L. Vernick was quoted in The Economist article, “Sharing Is Caring; Barack Obama Wants Congress To Bolster Cyber-Security.” Full text can be found in the January 17, 2015, issue, but a synopsis is below.

The recent hacking of U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts served as yet another reminder that hacking has become a huge headache.

This week, President Barack Obama unveiled proposals to potentially counter the threat, including the implementation of a national data breach law requiring companies that have been hacked to reveal it within 30 days if personal data may have been taken.

A national law for data breaches would pre-empt the patchwork of current state laws governing breach reporting, which noted privacy attorney Scott L. Vernick calls a “costly legislative soup.”

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