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According to a chronology maintained by the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, nearly 240 million customer or employee records have been compromised in the US from January, 2005 to August, 2008. The increasing threat of security breaches, coupled with insufficient federal legislation, poses great risk to organizations and individuals alike. While complying with current laws, go further by implementing customized best practices or else risk more than just hefty fines.

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Records are compromised due to hackers, mobile device theft, lost back-up tapes, identity thieves, and disgruntled employees, just to name a few.

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    Marion Williams | 06-09-2011

    What is your update cycle of your research documentation? I think the Federal Bill Intruductions should be updated for One Step Ahead of Federal Data Breach Law topic.

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      Info-Tech Research Group | 06-16-2011

      Thanks for your comment. None of these bills have ever been enacted into law.

      • The Data Accountability and Trust Act keeps getting reintroduced (most recently in May 2011, where it has been referred to committee).

      • The Identity Theft Protection Act failed multiple times, the last in 2005.

      • The Personal Data Privacy and Security Act also keeps getting reintroduced (most recently in January 2011, where it has been referred to committee).


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