Will business inaction lead to data privacy laws?

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.

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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...

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  • "Self-regulation" is an oxymoron. Ain't...

    ...gonna happen.
    ordaj@...
  • expect the worse

    Even if there are regulations in place, mishaps will occur. The government should have remedial processes in place.
    rakshe