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Jan. 12, 2022, 9:13 p.m. | Tonya Riley

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The FCC is exploring updating data breach laws for telecom carriers, the agency announced Wednesday. “Current law already requires telecommunications carriers to protect the privacy and security of sensitive customer information,” said FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “But these rules need updating to fully reflect the evolving nature of data breaches and the real-time threat they pose to affected consumers.” One key change suggested in the proposal is eliminating the seven-business-day waiting period required of businesses before notifying customers of a …

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