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The Hill reports on two Congressional hearings this week aimed at unveiling data security issues and the potential for legislation. On Wednesday, the Financial Services subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit will hold a hearing to look into the nature of data breaches, what preventative measures are possible and whether technology can play a role in preventing breaches. The Congressional panel said the American public ought to know what protocols should “be in place when private- or public-sector entities mishandle, improperly disclose or otherwise fail to ensure the security of personal financial information.” Additionally, the House Science Committee will hold its own cybersecurity hearing on Thursday. Meanwhile, a man in Oregon has claimed to have received thousands of faxes allegedly meant for United Healthcare that contain sensitive personal information.
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