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CEA Applauds the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade for the Passage of the Data Security and Breach Notification Standard Bill

Arlington, VA – March 25, 2015 – 

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the passage of the Data Security and Breach Notification Standard bill by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade:

“For consumers and businesses, the Data Security and Breach Notification Standard bill is ‘win-win.’ It will protect consumers while giving businesses the flexibility to innovate. A uniform, nationwide standard, as proposed in this bill, will ensure that consumers everywhere - regardless of state lines - have the information they need to mitigate potential damage and protect their identities, while making it easier for businesses to protect their customers.

"We applaud the sponsors of the bill, Representatives Marsha Blackburn, Peter Welch, Dave Loebsack as well as Chairman Michael Burgess, for their bipartisan efforts to replace the patchwork of state and federal data security laws that is conflicting, inconsistent and confusing. Thanks to their hard work, we are now one step closer to having one federal standard that will uniformly protect consumers from data breaches."


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