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House Proceeding 12-08-09 on Dec 8th, 2009 :: 1:51:50 to 1:59:05
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Cliff Stearns

1:51:46 to 1:52:06( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: security and protection of personal information that provides protection he. mr. speaker, with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. is that correct? reserves? mr. rush: i reserve.

Cliff Stearns

1:51:50 to 1:59:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Cliff Stearns

Cliff Stearns

1:52:07 to 1:52:27( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: the speaker pro tempore: ok. the gentleman from florida. mr. stearns: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. stearns: mr. s in support of h.r. 2221, the data accountability and trust act, and i am very pleased and gratified that we're considering this bill today.

Cliff Stearns

1:52:28 to 1:52:50( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: i've taken an interest in data privacy, i'm happy that the house members will now finally have an opportunity to vote on this impornt legislation which frankly i introduced in original form in the 109th congress. as former chairman of the subcommittee on commerce, trade and consumer

Cliff Stearns

1:52:51 to 1:53:11( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: the energy commerce committee held two hearings in 2005 on identity theft. and security breaches involving personal information. these hearings led me to introduce the data accountability and trust act which would require any entity that experiences a simple breach of security such as a business

Cliff Stearns

1:53:12 to 1:53:32( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: to notify all ose folks in the united states whose information was acquired by an unauthorized person as a result of this breach. my bill was reported energy and commerce committee by a unanimous vote. but unfortunately it never made it its way to the house floor for a final -- its way to the

Cliff Stearns

1:53:33 to 1:53:55( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: house floor for a final vote. today we are considering legislation that is almost identical to thbill i sponsored when i was chairman of so i'd like to commend chairman proud to be the original co-sponsor of the bill. my colleagues, importantly this

Cliff Stearns

1:53:56 to 1:54:17( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: bill requires an audit of a data broker's security practices following a breach of security. the legislation also directs the federal trade commission to create a rules requires persons in interstate commerce who own or possess data to simply establish and implement procedures that protect this

Cliff Stearns

1:54:18 to 1:54:38( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: data from unauthorized use and requires data brokers to establish reasonable procedures, to verify the accuracy of their data and also to allow consumers to access to such information while also including important protections to prevent fraudsters from accessing this same information.

Cliff Stearns

1:54:39 to 1:54:59( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: the data bill also directs the federal trade commission, the f.t.c., to post data breaches on its website, making important data breaches information readily available to the public. the ctcp subcommittee worked in a bipartisan manner to address a few concerns that were raised

Cliff Stearns

1:55:00 to 1:55:20( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: about the broad scope of this bill. such as worries about duplicative regulations, but our staff committee worked in a bipartisa problems and so they have been mitigated. importantly h.r. 2221 does not

Cliff Stearns

1:55:21 to 1:55:41( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: impose duplicative, inconsistent or overlapping regulations. the bill ensures whoist in compliance with a similar data security law will then be deemed to be in compliance with h.r. 2221. additionally with respect to concerns that were raised about the access and dispute resolution requirements for

Cliff Stearns

1:55:42 to 1:56:04( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: information brokers, the data bill provides that if an information broker is in compliance with similar relevant laws, then the information broker will also be deemed to be in compliance with with respect to that information -- with respect to tha members should also note that the data accountability and

Cliff Stearns

1:56:05 to 1:56:25( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: trust act onlypplies to those entities that are subject to the federal trade commission jurisdiction. banks, savings and loan institutions, thrifts and the business of insurance are not subject to the requirements of now consideration of this bill today is timely as data

Cliff Stearns

1:56:26 to 1:56:46( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: security, data privacy problems con americans each year. in fact, according to the privacy rights clearing house almost 340 million records containing sensitive personal information have been involved in security breaches since 2005. one of the largest known

Cliff Stearns

1:56:47 to 1:57:07( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: breaches in our country actually occurred in january of this year . at hartland payment systems. in this case, over 180 million personal records were compromised. furthermore, universities across this nation have had names, photos, phone numbers and addresses of their students and

Cliff Stearns

1:57:08 to 1:57:28( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: their staff compromised or stolen. sensitive technology companies such as saic, science application international corporation, and large financial institutions such as bank of america have also experienced these breaches. hundreds of hospitals have had the personal information in

Cliff Stearns

1:57:29 to 1:57:50( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: their hospitals compromised, of their parents -- patients. earlier this year hackers broke into used by pharmacists to track prescription drug abuse. they successfully deleted records of more than eight million patients and replacing the site's home page with a ransom note demanding $10

Cliff Stearns

1:57:51 to 1:58:11( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: million for the return of these records. breaches havalso occurred at the department of motor vehicles, the i.r.s., federal trade commission itself, the fdic, which is the federal deposit insurance corporation, the state department, department of veterans' affairs, the department of justice, of course the list goes on and on. often times these data security

Cliff Stearns

1:58:12 to 1:58:32( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: breaches can lead to credit card fraud and even identity theft which can require time, a whole lot of money and energy from consumers to simply repair the good name and to restore their credit history. so consideration of this bill, the at that data accountability and trust act, is timely. necessary to give the record

Cliff Stearns

1:58:33 to 1:58:58( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: number of data breaches that are occurring across this country the due and protection. so i urge my colleagues at this time to support the bill and, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from illinois.

Cliff Stearns

1:59:01 to 1:59:07( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: mr. rush: mr. speaker, i'm going

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