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Time to Support Breach Legislation - We need Your Help!

Last Thursday more than 40 organizations representing retailers, restaurants and other businesses – including the National Retail Federation, National Restaurant Association and Food Marketing Institute - sent a letter to Congressional leaders, stating legislation is needed to address data breaches covering all entities that handle sensitive information. Now it is your turn!

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Passage of Data Breach Legislation

With the rapid surge in data breaches impacting millions of households this year, OTA was optimistic on the possible passage of data breach legislation.  Unfortunately it is appearing very unlikely we will see any such legislation, driven in part by the partisan efforts and trade groups who are focused on protecting their business member's short-term interests and consumer advocates who appear to be unwilling to compromise.  OTA continues to be a voice of reason advocating a framework modeled off of CAN-SPAM and COPPA, providing businesses with clarity and ease of report

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