Data security panelists take oath before testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

WASHINGTON–A top Justice Department official called for a strong uniform federal standard requiring certain types of businesses to report data breaches in a Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.

“Businesses should be required to provide prompt notice to consumers in the wake of a breach and to notify the federal government of breaches so that law enforcement can pursue and catch the perpetrators,” said Mythili Raman, acting assistant attorney general in the criminal division of the Justice Department, during the hearing titled, “Privacy in the Digital Age: Preventing Data Breaches and Combating Cybercrime.”


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