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Here’s What’s at Stake in the Congressional Debate About Data Security Breach Notice

Consumers Union says that consumers should get notice of each breach which reaches, or is reasonably believed to have reached, the consumer’s personal identifying information, such as social security number, account number, drivers license number, credit card or debit card number, and similar information.