Via Technology Review, here's an interesting perspective on the ChoicePoint debacle, from the Direct Marketing News. It's part one of two, so I'll have to check back again and see what else he's got to say. One thing to bear in mind as the legislative beast rumbles to its feet:
In the last Congress, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, introduced a federal security breach notice law modeled on the California statute. The legislation languished, but is now a hot item. Itís hard for politicians to explain to their constituents why they donít deserve the same protections as the folks in California. I expect a federal notice law to pass, though its terms remain to be fixed. The business community wants to use the opportunity to weaken the California law through preemptive federal action.