Will business inaction lead to data privacy laws?

Summary:For years, U.S. companies have urged the government to let them set computer-security standards of their own.

For years, U.S. companies have urged the government to let them set computer-security standards of their own. Some experts think business may have missed its chance to prove the government's help isn't needed. A recent string of incidents at data brokers, retailers and other businesses--exposing at least half a million U.S. citizens to identity theft--has placed the private sector under increased scrutiny. And now, the personal data for 600,000 current and former Time Warner employees has been lost in transit.  Many observers expect Congress to step in...

Topics: Big Data

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David Grober has worked a variety of editorial roles in the technology media since 1982, when he joined the copy desk at IDG's Computer Business News. He served as managing editor for PC Week (now eWeek) and, later, Digital News. David made the leap from print to online publishing in 1994, when he joined Ziff-Net's Software Library. Sinc... Full Bio

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