Whenever a major data breach occurs, some lawmakers quickly hold hearings that ride the crest of temporary public outrage until the headlines die away. Instead of temporary punitive threats, we need a national data breach notification standard. However, despite bipartisan support, we still currently do not have a national data breach notification law. After a data breach, CISOs must individually report to 50 states, the Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The current model of redundant notifications and varying standards across the country is not cost effective for companies or fair to consumers.
In this ITSP Magazine “Redefining Security” podcast (the fourth in a special NTSC series), hosted by ITSP Magazine Founder and Editor-in-Chief Sean Martin, listeners will learn about why it’s been so difficult to pass a national data breach notification law, current issues for businesses and consumers that result from a lack of a national standard, and a look at Senator Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) draft bill as a possible path toward moving forward. Our expert guests include Melanie Ensign (Executive Communications Advisor who has worked at some of the biggest international brands entrenched in our society), Roy Hadley (Special Counsel, Adams and Reese LLP and member of the NTSC Policy Council), and Patrick Warren (Counsel at US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations).