Draft congressional legislation to create a national standard on data security and breach notification does not address healthcare data, leaving consumer health information vulnerable, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

A draft bill, authored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), would require certain entities that collect and maintain personal information of individuals to secure such information and to provide notice to such individuals in the case of a breach of security.

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