The massive Yahoo breach indicates that the U.S. needs a sole data breach notification law across the board to best protect consumers, National Retail Federation General Counsel Mallory Duncan argues in an op-ed for The Hill. "The current hodgepodge of separate laws in 47 states plus the District of Columbia leaves consumers with uneven protection and companies facing conflicting requirements," he writes. "But a national law needs to be uniform and comprehensive, covering not just retail but telecom companies, banks, credit card companies, card processors and all other entities that handle sensitive consumer data." It's also important to increase safeguards around credit card information to ensure it isn't stolen in the first place, he adds.
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