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House Proceeding 01-26-09 on Jan 26th, 2009 :: 0:06:40 to 0:11:50
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Cliff Stearns

0:06:37 to 0:06:58( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: resolution that has good bipartisan support. i appreciate that support and urge my colleagues to support the measure. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. stearns: i request as much ti the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as

Cliff Stearns

0:06:40 to 0:11:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Cliff Stearns

Cliff Stearns

0:06:59 to 0:07:20( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: much time as he may consume. mr. stearns: i'm pleased our data privacy resolution could be considered on the floor today and i would like to thank mr. price of north carolina for introducing this resolution. as the lead co-sponsor on the republican side, i'm pleased to support it, as well as mr.

Cliff Stearns

0:07:21 to 0:07:41( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: barton, mr. markey, and mr. radanovich, who will speak later, for their sport as well. this resolution supports the designation of january 28 as national data privacy day. as ranking member of the technology committee, i'm concerned about the challenges all of us face today protecting the privacy of personal and sensitive information.

Cliff Stearns

0:07:42 to 0:08:04( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: most of our work product and personal records are now obviously digitally stored as well as transferred. the time-saving convenience of instantaneous communications mean we all rely heavily on the internet and the latest state of the art kecknology in our -- technology in our simple, daily interactions.

Cliff Stearns

0:08:05 to 0:08:26( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: more often than t, all our electronic communications leave behind a digital fingerprint that opens the potential for abuse if the information is in the wrong hands. that is why it is pertinent that we as representatives of the people of the american people here in congress, take the simple initiative to draw awareness to the importance of

Cliff Stearns

0:08:27 to 0:08:50( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: protecting sensitive personal information, including financial and health records from misuse and theft. consumers must be vigilant in protecting their data. they have a personal responsibility and they must be cautious with whom they do business with. likewise we must continue to ensure that legitimate

Cliff Stearns

0:08:51 to 0:09:13( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: businesses which collect and store consumer data will respect the privacy of those consumers at all times. now data security is not a new issue. we examined this problem related to data breaches in the and commerce committee as far as back as the 109th congress.

Cliff Stearns

0:09:14 to 0:09:34( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: congress that were spurred by breaches at data brokers affecting millions of our citizens. we learned that state laws created numerous notice requirements that were to inform the customer of these breaches, but it is unclear, madam speaker, how many data breaches occurred before those laws took

Cliff Stearns

0:09:35 to 0:09:56( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: ace. the problem continues to affect countless americans every year. in fact, there's estimates of data breaches since 2005 that indicate as many as 251 million records have been exposed or compromised due to these breaches. the result is often credit card fraud or worse, identity theft which can require time, money,

Cliff Stearns

0:09:57 to 0:10:17( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: and energy from consumers to repair their good name and restore their credit history. universities from across the nation have d names, photos, and phone numbers of students and staff compromised or stolen. sensitive technology companies

Cliff Stearns

0:10:18 to 0:10:39( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: such as science applications in international corporations, boeing, have also had data security breaches and breaches have occurred in large financial institutionsuch as bank of america and wachovia bank. also in the private sector, a single stolen computer at ford motor company exposed the names, social security numbers of 70,000 current and former

Cliff Stearns

0:10:40 to 0:11:00( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: employees and hundreds of hospitals have had the personal information of their parents compromised. breaches are pervasive in government agencies such as the i.r.s., the federal trade commission, fdic, the state department of -- the veteran -- the depament of veterans affairs, the department of justice and energy and the u.s.

Cliff Stearns

0:11:01 to 0:11:23( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: navy and of course the list goes on. clearly the resolution we have, we're considering tonight is timely. just last week, we're reminded again of how pervasive this problem is with the announcement of heartland payment system a credit card processor, that over 100 million personal records were compromised this could be to datone of the largest known

Cliff Stearns

0:11:24 to 0:11:46( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: security breaches in our nation. thus, madam speaker, highlighting problems such as this to americans will increase their air wareness, encourage them to exercise more diligence and care in protecting their personal information today. i thank my colleague for recognizing the support of data privacy and designating

Cliff Stearns

0:11:47 to 0:11:52( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: 28, 2009, as national data privacy day and i look forward to support in my home state of

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