Proposed EU data-breach law has businesses crying foul

04/19/2012 | Computerworld UK

Almost 9 in 10 of businesses in the U.K. say they are unprepared to comply with a law proposed by the European Commission that would require them to disclose all computers affected by a data breach within 24 hours of an incident. A poll of 200 large enterprises sponsored by software firm LogRhythm found that 13% of respondents said it would take a week to a month to identify all breach victims, and 6% said they would be unable to do so at all. Almost three-quarters said such a law would inevitably lead to the problem of "overdisclosure."

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