Marriott breach spurs new privacy law push
Lawmakers are fired up after Marriott International suffered what is believed to be the nation's second-largest data hack, in which hundreds of millions of its customers had their personal data stolen.
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told The Hill on Tuesday that he is crafting privacy legislation to address these kinds of hacks and expressed frustration over the wave of recently revealed, massive data breaches.
Kennedy, who said he is in the early stages of writing the bill, declined to provide details on what exactly it will include. Still, he said that Congress has "got to start" the discussion on holding companies accountable when users' private data is exposed.