Rep. Bono Mack releases draft of data breach bill

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The lack of a national data breach reporting standard has been highlighted in recent months by a string of data breaches at firms including Citigroup and Epsilon. Some firms including Sony have drawn heat from lawmakers for waiting before notifying customers that their information may have been breached.

“These eye-popping data breaches only reinforce my long held belief that much more needs to be done to protect sensitive consumer information," Bono Mack said. "Americans need additional safeguards to prevent identity theft, and the SAFE Data Act will help to accomplish this goal.”

The White House proposed a national data breach reporting standard as part of the comprehensive cybersecurity legislation the administration unveiled last month.