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Key GOP lawmakers cite slow but steady progress on data-breach legislation

November 09, 2017 |
Charlie Mitchell
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Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and a key House subcommittee chairman say efforts to craft consumer data-breach legislation are advancing, while cautioning that much work remains before committees actually begin moving bills.

“We’re making decent headway,” Thune told reporters Wednesday, following his committee’s first hearing on the Equifax breach, titled “Protecting Consumers in the Era of Major Data Breaches.” He declined to predict timing for unveiling or moving a bill.

“One of the challenges is getting the players together”...

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