Senator Says Bill Would Protect Against Data Breaches

Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, introduced a new bill that aims to protect citizens’ personal information from online data breaches. The bill would also punish companies that are careless with customers’ information. “The goal of the proposed law is essentially to hold accountable the companies and entities that store personal information and personal data and to deter data breaches,” Senator Blumenthal said in a phone interview.