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The US Federal Communications Commission is considering imposing stricter rules requiring telecommunications carriers to report data breaches to customers and law enforcement more quickly. Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel drafted a document outlining the new proposal to strengthen the FCC’s powers for disclosing data breaches …

  1. ShadowSystems


    I hope she can ram it past the opposition & get something good on the books that has a chance of kicking the industry into high gear.

    It shows how bad the industry reporting is when the first I tend to hear about a "local" broach is from a *European* news outlet's foreign reporters based in my region instead of from the folks that got hacked.


  2. Notas Badoff

    Wait, what?

    "At the moment, companies have to wait seven business days before..." Are you sure that wasn't "have up to 7 days to report" ?

    Who would write a rule saying police can't show up before one hour after an emergency call? That burglar alarms must have a 10 minute delay? What justification? This *can't* be what the rule said!

    (Or is this another slice of Pai?)

    1. ThatOne Silver badge

      Re: Wait, what?

      You have to let the criminals some fair head start, it's good sportsmanship...

      (Also the breached companies need that time to lawyer up, erase evidence, and prepare the traditional "our customers' safety is very important to us" statements.)

      1. EricB123 Silver badge

        Re: Wait, what?

        Either that, or "We take the security of our customers as our top priority."

        1. John Robson Silver badge

          Re: Wait, what?

          "We take the security of our customers as our top priority.".. for it's so easy to sell to so many people at the same time

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