"A policy foundation on which Congress can build a robust legislative strategy to solving the data security challenges American businesses face."
Feb 13 2015
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security, released the following statement on President Obama’s executive order related to improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity:
“Recent high-profile data breaches demonstrate the significant cyber threats that businesses and consumers face in our digital world,” Sen. Moran said. “The President’s actions today are not a complete solution, but do help prepare a policy foundation on which Congress can build a robust legislative strategy to solving the data security challenges American businesses face. I hope the President will keep his commitment to work with Congress to align incentives for American businesses to protect themselves and consumers. As Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Data Security, I will continue my efforts to provide solutions to these important issues.”
On Thursday Feb. 5th, Sen. Moran chaired a hearing of the Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security entitled, “Getting it Right on Data Breach and Notification Legislation in the 114th Congress.” The hearing featured testimony from experts to inform committee efforts in crafting a federal data breach bill, and focused on issues including the consumer benefits of a uniform federal law in place of disparate state laws, the timeliness of notification to consumers, and how sensitive personally identifiable information should be defined. Click here for video of Sen. Moran’s opening statement.
Click here to view the White House Fact Sheet on Executive Order Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing.