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Federal Government Focuses on Data and Cybersecurity

CSR Thoughts...

With identity theft on the rise and data breaches becoming an everyday occurrence, it’s no surprise that the Federal Government is paying attention now more than ever.  Last year 13 million victims of identity theft resulted in $15 billion in losses due to fraud.  In February, President Obama announced a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), and there is no doubt that data privacy will remain a prominent issue in the next Congress.  The subject has already entered the discussions surrounding the 2016 presidential campaigns, particularly in the wake of a significant breach of the Democratic National Committee’s files. 
CSR is dedicated to staying current on all legislation concerning privacy.  We continue to carefully monitor the Federal Government as well as each individual state, so our clients can be assured they are getting the most up-to-date information possible. 
Privacy Made Simple

7/12/2016

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Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, Inc

After a 2014 that many dubbed “the year of the breach” and a relatively active year advocating for legislation relating to data privacy policy in 2015, the Administration has once again made data and cybersecurity a focus for 2016. President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget included a $19 billion request to improve the United States’ cybersecurity efforts, though Congressional appropriators
declined to hold hearings specific to the Administration’s funding request.