Pressure Grows for Federal Data Breach Legislation

Cybersecurity is a major priority for U.S. President Joe Biden. It was at the top of the agenda at last week’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the subject of an executive order Biden issued last month.

The legislative branch is also eager to get in on the action.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has proposed a piece of legislation that would create a Data Protection Agency that would have the power to penalize high-risk data practices.

“The U.S. needs a new approach to privacy and data protection,” she said in a statement last week.

Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the International Cybercrime Prevention Act last week to put more tools in the hands of law enforcement, including the right to shut down botnets and other digital infrastructure used for illegal activity.

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