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The European Commission will consider passing new laws forcing organisations that lose personal data to go public with that loss. The Commission has until now been opposed to the creation of wide-ranging data breach notification requirements. The Commission and European Council insisted that a data breach notification in a …

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  1. Paul Hates Handles

    Well...

    ...if a company loses personal info they SHOULD be forced to own up. At the very least so people know their info has gone walkies!

  2. frank ly

    Desensitising the livestock

    "...opponents fear that if every breach is revealed the public will become desensitised to the issue of data loss...."

    Is this what the purpose of the law is - to adjust the perceptions of 'the public'?

    The next stage will be the secret and unreported investigations of politician's fiddling of expenses; with the noble aim that the public do not become desensitised to the issue of theft in wider society.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    democratically benefiting business only

    So, the telecoms package which now allows a lack of judicial oversight over ISPs becoming the stooges of hollywood and now big business wants to water down data breach disclosure..

    Is it just me or do use 'citizens' have exactly zero say in anything to do with either domestic government or european government?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Make it a criminal offence

    If a company loses personal data the CEO/CFO should be liable. If they fear that the old Bill could turn up and cart them off to the big house then they would ensure that data protection would be high up on a companies priorities.

    If you sit in the big chair and take the big bonuses, you have to accept resonsibility.

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