DoJ Official Calls for National Breach Notification Standard

John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security, today called for a federal-level law setting notification requirements after consumer data breaches, in contrast to the current patchwork of state laws that hinder prompt notification.

“It’s ridiculous — and a boon only for lawyers — that we have 47 different data breach notification laws,” he said at an conference.

The American Bankers Association’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Bankers calls for laws that ensure all parties share the same standards and accountability for protecting customer information, and for notifying the public after a breach. ABA supports bipartisan legislation to require those standards.