Senator Markey co-author of data breach protection legislation

WASHINGTON (October 2, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement regarding the disclosure that JPMorgan Chase experienced a massive data breach this summer. Senator Markey is the co-author of the Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act with Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), which would help protect consumers’ personal and financial information from hackers by taking a multi-pronged approach to combating the risks associated with data breaches. 

Below is the statement of Senator Markey:

“The data breach at JPMorgan Chase is yet another example of how Americans’ most sensitive personal information is in danger. The data breach that has occurred is unacceptable. JPMorgan Chase should immediately assess the extent to which customer information might have been taken, notify its customers without delay, and shore up its data security.

“It is time to pass legislation to protect Americans against these massive data breaches, and I call upon Congress to pass the Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act that Senator Blumenthal and I introduced earlier this year.”