Topics: data security

NATSO Joins Letter on Data Security Policy Ahead of Privacy Hearings

NATSO recently joined a number of other consumer-facing retail trade associations in sending a letter to lawmakers articulating retailers' top principles for any legislation affecting the protection of consumer data privacy. The letter urges Congress to establish a single, uniform, nationwide data privacy law. "Our members have no higher priority than relationships with their customers," the letter states. "To comprehensively protect Americans, any federal data privacy legislation should apply to all industry sectors . . . .All of the companies involved in handling that chain of data should have legal obligations to properly guard it under privacy law, and the law should not solely rely on private contracts to create those legal obligations." More

NATSO Submits Letter to FTC Outlining Data Security Principles

NATSO joined more than 10 retail trade associations in sending a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) outlining the groups' principles on data security standards and consumer notification requirements in the event of breaches of sensitive data. The letter was in response to the FTC's request for input on the current state of competition and consumer protection law. More

NATSO Expresses Concerns With Draft Data Breach Notification Legislation

NATSO urged members of the House Committee on Financial Services to continue discussions with stakeholders before moving draft data breach notification legislation to a markup because the draft bill would be less effective than existing law. More

NATSO, Trade Associations Press for Uniform Data Breach Law

NATSO joined trade associations representing more than a million businesses in telling Congress that any new federal law on data breach notification should apply to all industries that handle consumer data. More

NATSO Urges Congress to Reject Draft Data Security Bill

NATSO joined nine trade associations representing over 1 million businesses in urging Congress to oppose efforts to impose unfair and burdensome data security and breach notification standards on retailers. More

EMV Shift & Truckstops: One Year Later Members Only Join or Login

Truckstop and travel plaza operators along with the entire retail industry are still working to comply with the EMV shift—the move to align credit and debit cards in the United States with proprietary chip technology—that took effect Oct. 1, 2015. Under the new requirements, merchants have to adopt EMV-compliant devices for in-store sales or assume the liability for fraudulent transactions. More

Wal-Mart Sues Visa, Wants to Require PINs

Wal-Mart has sued credit card company Visa, alleging the company is forcing the retailer to use a less-secure "signature" method for verifying debit cards in order to route transactions through Visa's own networks to boost profits. More

NATSO Opposes Data Security Legislation

NATSO, joining a diverse coalition of retail groups, will be sending a letter to the House Financial Services Committee this week opposing the recently introduced Data Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 2205). That legislation, which is favored by the banking community, would unnecessarily impose a variety of complicated and expensive obligations on the retail sector. More

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