• The US House of Representatives and the US Senate are out of session. Both chambers return on Tuesday, September 6, 2010.
  • On August 5, 2010, Senator Mark Pryor, D-Ark., introduced S. 3742, the “Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2010,” which would require the FTC to adopt rules mandating that any entity possessing personal data must establish a policy for the retention and protection of such data. In the event of a data security breach, an entity would be required to submit the written policy to the FTC along with the notification of the breach. The law would be enforceable by the FTC and the state Attorneys General under 15 U.S.C. Section 45(a)(2). Senator John D. (“Jay”) Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., co-sponsored the bill.