WASHINGTON — A Target executive told a Congressional panel Wednesday that a national federal breach-notification standard would be better than a patchwork of state laws that retailers must meet when data security breaches are discovered and consumer financial and personal data are compromised.
Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus Group executives testified before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on cyber crime and consumer data protection — marking the second hearing in two days — as lawmakers in both chambers explore ways to craft legislation to combat cyber crime and develop national standards and a uniform data-breach notification requirement.
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