CUNA joined with several other organizations Thursday and wrote to House Energy and Commerce members in support of federal legislation to protect personal information and ensure consumers are notified of a data breach in a timely manner. The letter was sent to Reps. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), committee chairman and Bob Latta (R-Ohio), chairman of the subcommittee on digital commerce and consumer protection.
“Data security impacts every sector of the economy,” the letter reads. “We therefore look forward to working with you and your colleagues to ensure that all sectors employ sound data security and alert consumers when a breach may result in identity theft or other financial harm.”
The organizations called for legislation that includes: