Sen. Menendez Calls For Privacy Bill To Protect Consumers In Case Of Data Breaches

Sen. Menendez Calls For Privacy Bill To Protect Consumers In Case Of Data Breaches


By:  Staff
CBS New York


U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.) announced Friday that they plan to reintroduce a Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights to improve protection for consumer data.

Menendez originally called for the bill after a majordata breach that affected Target stores during the holiday shopping season in 2013. Numerous other high-profile data breaches have plagued other companies in the time since.

In addition to protecting data, the bill would also provide consumers with greater privacy rights and set up an accountability system for businesses, Menendez’s office said.

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