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    Barriers to a Breach Notification Law

    Consensus Lacking on What the Statute Should Say By Eric Chabrow
    Barriers to a Breach Notification Law

    Witnesses testifying at a House hearing offered divergent views on the language of legislation to nationalize data breach notification, showing the challenges lawmakers face in crafting a bill that can pass Congress and be signed by the president.

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    Breach Bill: Adverse Impact on Privacy?

    National Notification Law Would Eliminate State PII Safeguards By Eric Chabrow
    Breach Bill: Adverse Impact on Privacy?

    A proposed national data breach notification bill to usurp 47 state statutes could make it easier for businesses to notify consumers of a breach. But is that worth weakening PII protections some states offer? Massachusetts plans to do battle.

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    Who Hacked Barbie?

    Creepy Talking Toy Triggers Security Warnings By Mathew Schwartz
    Who Hacked Barbie?

    Mattel will sell a cloud-connected $75 "Hello Barbie" doll that can "listen" to what kids are saying and talk back. But security experts warn that anything that connects to the Internet can - and will - be hacked.

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    Surveillance Report Urges Transparency

    Calls for Rewriting UK Intelligence Law from Scratch By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Surveillance Report Urges Transparency

    Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee has called for a reboot of the regulations that govern Britain's intelligence services, warning that the current approach "is unnecessarily complicated and - crucially - lacks transparency."

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    GOP Senators Raise HIE Security Issues

    Legislators Ask HHS to Fill in EHR Interoperability Roadmap By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    GOP Senators Raise HIE Security Issues

    While federal regulators flesh out details of a "roadmap" for electronic health record interoperability, five GOP senators are demanding that more attention be paid to the security and privacy of patient data as it's shared among healthcare providers.

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