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Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy Briefing: Cyberattacks, Data Breaches, and Serial Litigation - Should Federal Data Security Legislation be on Congress' Horizon?

Event Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237, Washington, DC

Program Description: Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, and JP Morgan Chase are part of the expanding list of firms whose data systems have been breached in the last year, exposing customers to identity theft, financial fraud, and phishing scams.  There has been growing concern that the state patchwork of data breach laws are leaving both businesses and consumers unsatisfied.  Businesses are concerned that serial litigation will become the norm as state attorneys general consider investigation and potential litigation. What legal obligations should businesses have to prevent data breaches or to protect consumers after a breach occurs?  What security standards and enforcement mechanisms are necessary to tackle this issue?  Should Congress consider a federal standard, and how would such a standard affect state and private litigation?  

 

Videos

 

Daniel W. Caprio, Jr.
Senior Strategic Advisor and Independent Consultant, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Tony Hadley
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Experian

Rachel Nyswander Thomas
Executive Director of the Data-Driven Marketing Institute (DDMI) and Vice President of Government Affairs for the Direct Marketing Association

Edmund Mierzwinski
Consumer Program Director, US Public Interest Research Group

Q & A Session

Full Event

 

For More Information, Contact: Colleen Cherico
Program Assistant, AGEP
703.993.9964
ccherico@gmu.edu

 

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