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The Hill reports that while retailers have reported multiple major hacks in recent months, legislators have not moved forward on anti-hacking legislation. “Despite an initial flurry of activity on Capitol Hill,” the report states, “none of the multiple bills … have moved out of committee,” suggesting, “the odds are increasing that Congress will fail to pass a bill this year.” Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) explained that having numerous committees—including Senate Judiciary, Senate Banking, Homeland Security and Judiciary—with jurisdiction complicates matters, the report states. Alison Hawkins of the Financial Services Roundtable said, “We are just hoping to get this done before there is another attack.”
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