Congress held its first hearing on President Obama’s proposal for a national breach notification standard on January 27. Testimony primarily from retail and technology trade associations supported much of the plan, but support was lacking for the provision to notify individuals within 30 days of discovering a breach.

In testimony before the House Energy & Commerce subcommittee on commerce, manufacturing and trade, The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) both bemoaned the 51 state and territorial breach notification rules in effect and strongly supported a national notification standard.

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