With several high-profile data breaches hitting just in the month of August, while Congress was in recess, CUNA is continuing its push to Congress to enact meaningful data security legislation.
Stopping the data breaches is the subject of CUNA’s latest Member Activation Program (MAP) campaign, launched in August to activate credit union members to call on their members of Congress to Act.
Specifically, CUNA calls for Congress to:
While working with Leagues and credit unions to activate members, CUNA is also directly engaging with Congress and other policymakers to demonstrate the need for strong data security legislation.
CUNA has written to leadership of multiple House and Senate Committees, outlining the above principles. CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan also contacted all 535 Congressional offices in April emphasizing the economic and national security implications.
Lance Noggle, CUNA senior director of advocacy outlined why credit unions are leading the call for data security in a Credit Union Times op-ed, and has also brought the issue up with other agencies, including NCUA and the Federal Trade Commission.