Protecting Personal Consumer Information from Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches

Senate Commerce Committee
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
2:30 pm

The recent high-profile data breach at Target, and less-reported breaches at entities such as Neiman Marcus, White Lodging, Snapchat, and the University of Maryland, have highlighted the need to improve our protection of consumer data. Databases populated with sensitive information about large numbers of American consumers have been prime targets for cyber thieves for a number of years. This hearing will examine the risks to these recent data breaches pose for consumers, the current lack of federal data security protections, and several data security bills pending before the Senate Commerce Committee that would establish such federal standards.