Huffpost Politics

Eric Holder Urges Congressional Action In The Wake Of Target Data Breach

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to require businesses to quickly alert consumers and law enforcement agencies in the wake of significant data breaches like the ones at discount retailer Target and at Neiman Marcus.

The attorney general said Congress should create a strong, national standard for notifying consumers whose information may have been compromised, empowering members of the public to protect themselves if they are at risk of identity theft.

The attorney general said action by Congress would enable law enforcement agencies to investigate such crimes thoroughly and would hold companies accountable when they fail to keep sensitive information safe. In a video posted on the Justice Department's website, Holder also said he favors exemptions for harmless breaches to avoid placing unnecessary burdens on businesses that act responsibly.

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Eric Holder In The Hot Seat
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Feds investigating Target data breach - USA Today

Holder Confirms Probe of Target Data Breach - DailyFinance

Target security breach: Eric Holder vows to find hackers - The ...

U.S. spy chiefs call for action on data breach disclosure - Yahoo News

Attorney General Eric Holder confirms the Justice Department is ...

Breaking news on Eric Holder - breakingnews.com

US attorney general confirms probe of Target data breach - CNBC.com

Holder: DOJ probing Target data breach | TheHill

Feds Investigating Target Data Breach - WFMY

Eric Holder: Consumers must be notified about data breaches

Target security breach: Eric Holder vows to find hackers

US spy chiefs call for action on data breach disclosure

Holder: Target data breach under investigation

Target says criminals attacked with stolen vendor credentials

Target data breach under investigation: Holder