The Retail Industry Leaders Association released the following statement in advance of the Energy and Commerce Committee's markup of the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015:
The retail industry has long been in support of a federal data breach notification and data security law that sets a single national standard that replaces the often incongruous and confusing patchwork of state laws in place today.
We commend Chairman Burgess, Vice Chairman Blackburn, and Representative Welch for their diligent effort in crafting a bipartisan commonsense bill. While we would like to see several changes made to the bill during markup, namely tightening definitions of what constitutes a data breach, reasonable caps on penalties, and setting a reasonable affirmative notification trigger, the Retail Industry Leaders Association supports the Energy and Commerce Committee moving forward with markup tomorrow to produce a good bill that protects American consumers and provides clear rules of the road for American businesses.
RILA is the trade association of the world's largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.