NAFCU pushes House panel to require strong data security for merchants

first_imgWriting in advance of tomorrow’s subcommittee hearing, NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler yesterday urged a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee to strengthen draft legislation by incorporating a strong national data security standard for retailers and to mandate related rulemaking.Writing the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, Thaler also said the legislation must add a liability provision for merchant data breaches and clarify that all entities covered by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act are exempt from new requirements.Wednesday’s hearing will focus on a discussion draft of data security legislation that primarily focuses on breach notification. Committee members Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., are the sponsors of the draft, titled the “Data Security and Breach Notification Act.”Thaler, writing to full committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich. and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgess, R-Texas, and Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., said last week’s report showing retailers are failing to meet widely accepted payment card industry, or PCI, data security standards illustrates the need for Congress to act. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Jeanie Buss says Laker Nation will mourn, cry, heal, love, ‘and win TOGETHER’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers Lakers governor Jeanie Buss made her first statement on Thursday morning since the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi Bryant and seven others in Sunday’s helicopter crash. On Instagram, Buss praised Kobe and Gigi for helping her find inspiration after the death of her father and longtime Lakers owner, Jerry Buss. Her mother, JoAnn Buss, died in December. Jeanie Buss also pointed in her post to the fund established to help the families,’s the text of Buss’ post on Instagram:“Kobe, I don’t know how to express what you mean to me, my family and the Los Angeles Lakers. My father loved you like a son, which makes us family. When you invited me to lunch shortly after my father passed away, I was struggling to find motivation and purpose. Kobe, you brought Gianna with you to spend some time with me. You explained that you wanted to show her that women can be leaders in the NBA, just like the men. At first, it seemed like an action of a devoted father setting an example for his daughter. But in actuality – and I am positively sure you knew EXACTLY what you were doing – what you did was give me the inspiration and strength I was searching for. I reflect on that day often and it makes me smile and it makes me strong. I call on that memory whenever I feel down and need a bit of courage. For everything you did on the court that filled me with so much joy and love, for all the lives you changed through basketball itself, it was that day with Gigi that reignited my drive and determination.Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri – I am so sorry for your loss. We are grateful to have you in our lives and we will always be here for you. To the families that also lost loved ones on Sunday, the entire Laker family mourns with you. Laker Nation – we are one family grieving the loss of people we all loved dearly. We will mourn together, cry together but we will also heal together, love together and win TOGETHER. We love you.:::To learn more about how you can help the families affected by this tragedy go to and to further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports visit #peace #love #joy #family #Mamba #Mambacita #2 #8 #24 ::Picture taken in February 2016 on the way to #NBAAllStar game in #Toronto” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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