S. 1434 Data Security Act 2011


The Data Security Act aims to protect information relating to consumers, to require notice of security breaches, and for other purposes. The bill is similar to S. 1408 and S. 1207.  It would require financial establishments, retailers, and federal agencies to protect sensitive information and to notify consumers after a data breach.  The Senators sponsoring this bill want to establish a national standard that can be uniformly implemented in all of the states.

Subject areas

  • Data Security Act, Thomas R Carper, US SenatorsFinance and Financial Sector
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Bank accounts, deposits, capital
  • Banking and financial institutions regulation
  • Computer security and identity theft
  • Consumer credit
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Federal Reserve System


Sen Thomas R. Carper (DE)


This bill was introduced on July 28, 2011 and was referred to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Text of the Bill


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