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In Response To TJX Data Breach, One State Enacts Legislation Imposing New Security and Liability Obligations; Similar Bills Pending in Five Other States

Lawmakers in six states have responded quickly to the massive data breach at TJX Companies, Inc. with various bills designed to strengthen merchant security and/or render companies liable for third party companies’ costs arising from data breaches. These latest bills – introduced in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Texas – represent a new front of … Continue Reading

Proposed California Legislation Would Require Retailers to Dispose of Personal Information Within 90 Days

Under legislation recently proposed in California, retailers doing business in the state would be subject to enhanced data destruction requirements, and all businesses would be affected by new data breach notification requirements.  In the wake of the TJX Companies data breach, which may have affected more than 46.2 million credit and debit cards, California Assemblyman … Continue Reading
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