A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would establish an Office of the Chief Information Security Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services to better protect the sensitive personal data of the American people.

The HHS Data Protection Act of 2016, sponsored by Reps. Billy Long (R-Mo.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), seeks to designate the CISO with primary responsibility on all matters of information security at the agency.

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