Following the very public data breach by Epsilon, which affected millions of people from 57 corporations, Senators John Kerry and John McCain have introduced a new Commercial Privacy Bill - The Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011. Though we posted about the draft of this bill, you'll want to know a bit about how it impacts you as a business.
The bill lays out stronger boundaries on the management of personal information, particularly as it is shared with third parties. In addition, the bill would require more stringent standards on what data is kept, for how long, and how it can be changed. The bill would require companies, and their contractors, to have much more stringent security policies and technologies in place.
Some of the aspects of this bill include: