House Committee Approves Data Breach Legislation

The House Financial Services Committee on Sept. 13 favorably reported legislation that would preempt the patchwork of state data breach notification requirements and establish a single national standard.  Importantly, the bill's requirements do not apply to retailers, but is limited to the financial services industry.

An earlier draft of the bill included provisions that would apply to retailers including travel center owners and operators. NATSO sent several letters to the Financial Services Committee opposing these provisions.

In its letters, NATSO urged Congress to support federal legislation on data breach notification that establishes practical data security standards; maintains an appropriate enforcement regime; creates a uniform national law to replace existing state laws; and guarantees all breached entities have notice obligations.

The bill reported Sept. 13 is unlikely to become law this year. 

NATSO members can access letters sent to the Committee here:

Aug. 3, 2018

March 6, 2018

 

 

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David Fialkov

David Fialkov is the Vice President of Government Relations, as well as the Legislative and Regulatory Counsel, at NATSO. In this capacity, Mr. Fialkov directs NATSO's legislative, regulatory, and legal strategy on a range of issues, including transportation, energy and fuels, labor, data security, and taxes. Mr. Fialkov also oversees NATSO's political engagement program, including individualized legal and political counsel to member companies. Prior to joining NATSO, Mr. Fialkov was the senior associate in the Government Affairs and Public Policy practice at the law firm of Steptoe and Johnson in Washington, D.C. At Steptoe, Mr. Fialkov advised clients on legislative, regulatory, and political issues, as well as legal concerns. His primary clients included trade associations representing the motor fuel wholesale and retail industries, including the National Association of Convenience Stores and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America. Mr. Fialkov's focus was not only on the motor fuels business, but also the litany of other issues that retailers confront, including labor matters, foodservice issues, healthcare and employment issues, tax matters and data security. Prior to joining Steptoe, Mr. Fialkov graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School. He received his B.S. Summa cum laude with highest honors from Clark University in Worcester, MA. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Allison and daughter Lilah. More

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