Legislation introduced in the Senate would require businesses and not-for-profit organizations to protect personal information, notify affected consumers of breaches within 60 days of discovery, and offer them credit and identity theft protection services.

Sens. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) sponsor S. 3742, titled "The Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2010." It was referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology, which Rockefeller chairs.

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