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All businesses in the UK that store data on customers will soon have to disclose any breaches, as the European Commission looks to widen the scope of recent changes to data protection laws.

Speaking at the British Bankers' Association (BBA) Data Protection and Privacy Conference in London on Monday, European Union justice commissioner Viviane Reding said the move would ensure all businesses took data protection seriously.

"I intend to introduce a mandatory requirement to notify data security breaches – the same as I did for telecoms and internet access when I was telecoms commissioner, but this time for all sectors, including banking and financial services," she said.
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Good idea. We will have to abide by this at work as we hold a lot of customer data!
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hhhmmmm? Interesting.
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Figured all the hacking would lead to more regulation. I can't wait to see what congress tries to ram down our throats in the US.
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A law that benefits the people? Is this real life?
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Figured all the hacking would lead to more regulation. I can't wait to see what congress tries to ram down our throats in the US.
This decision is only good for us, the average punter. Means companies can't hide their data breaches and the true problems with security come to light.
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A law that benefits the people? Is this real life?
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Figured all the hacking would lead to more regulation. I can't wait to see what congress tries to ram down our throats in the US.
This isn't a regulation imposed on individual consumers, this is a regulation on corporations to disclose to the consumer if they have been compromised. COMPLETELY different.
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