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Obama seeks stronger data privacy legislation

  • The US President Barack Obama has announced new proposals to protect consumers’ data privacy, according to media reports.

    He urged Congress to pass legislation that would require companies to inform customers of breaches in data within a month, and provide greater protection to students' data.

    Obama described cyber attacks such as identity theft as a “direct threat” to the US citizens’ “economic security.”

    In 2014, many the US companies were hit by hacking and other cyber-crimes, putting customers’ information at risk.

     

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