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Democratic senators offer data protection measure establishing 'duty of care' to secure against breaches

Mar 30, 2021 - Inside Cyber Security

By Charlie Mitchell / March 24, 2021 Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) has introduced a bill requiring "websites, apps, and other online providers" to "reasonably secure" personal data and offer prompt notification of breaches, and has picked up 16 cosponsors from across the Democratic Caucus including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Joe Manchin (D-WV).

The "Data Care Act" sets responsibilities for securing data backed up by federal and state enforcement authority.

"Doctors, lawyers, and bank...