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! Write your congressional representatives to ask for their support as this will enact legislation benefiting consumers and businesses alike. Encourage them to draft legislation modeling successful Federal legislation such as CAN-SPAM and COPPA which preempt the patch-work of state laws, while providing both the FTC and the State AGs the right of enforcement. Read more from the National Retail Federation Contact your congressional representatives.
Author: Craig Spiezle, November 12, 2014