Battle could be brewing over new FCC data breach reporting rules

On January 6, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to update its data breach reporting rules for telecommunications carriers. “The law requires carriers to protect sensitive consumer information but, given the increase in frequency, sophistication, and scale of data leaks, we must update our rules to protect consumers and strengthen reporting requirements,” said FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel in announcing the proceeding. “This new proceeding will take a much-needed, fresh look at our data breach reporting rules to better protect consumers, increase security, and reduce the impact of future breaches.”

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