Sun, Nov 27 2005 6:08
US moves forward on data privacy
A draft US law to increase the security and privacy of personal
information held by companies took a step forward last week, when it
was approved by the influential Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill
includes a duty to disclose security breaches.
Under the bill, data brokers will generally be required to let
individuals know what information is held about them and, where
appropriate, allow individuals to correct demonstrated inaccuracies.
They will also be obliged to notify law enforcement agencies, consumers
and credit reporting agencies when digitised sensitive personal data
has been compromised.
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