The Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act, H.R. 3811, is a one-sentence bill that simply requires customers to be notified of any Obamacare website security breach no later than two business days after its discovery. It was passed in a 291-122 vote, with 67 Democrats breaking ranks in support.
Prior to this bill, there was no legal requirement for the Department of Health and Human Services to notify an individual if his or her personal information had been breached.
That’s a very frightening thought, giving a look to recent cybercrime…
Over the past 2013 holiday season, 70 million Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) shoppers had theircredit or debit card information stolen, along with addresses and emails; 4.6 million Snapchat users’ data was breached, resulting in their names and phone numbers getting posted online.