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Roy Blunt Reintroduces Data Security Bill This Congress

Missouri’s U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R) has reintroduced legislation to protect consumers from identity theft and fraud. The purpose of the bill is to establish a set of national standards to help prevent and respond to data breaches. Sen. Blunt introduced S. 961, the Data Security Act of 2015 with U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D) from Delaware. Blunt introduced a similar bill last Congress.

“As the role of the Internet in American’s daily lives is constant and evolving, so is the job of protecting and securing private citizens’ personal information,” says Sen. Blunt.

To help facilitate movement on this issue, the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) are asking credit union staff, volunteers and members to contact members of Congress and urge action on data security. For more information or to contact your federal lawmakers, visit www.stopthedatabreaches.com.

“Data security is a serious concern for credit unions and consumers alike, and action is needed,” says MCUA President/CEO Don Cohenour. “This bill is a step forward in addressing data security issues, and we appreciate Senator Blunt’s leadership.”

Caption: Credit union leaders meet with U.S. Senator Roy Blunt during CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference earlier this year. Pictured are Linda Allen, president/CEO, Arsenal Credit Union; Amy McLard, SVP of Advocacy, MCUA; Sen. Blunt; Don Cohenour, president/CEO, MCUA; Danielle Buscher, Learning and Development manager, West Community, Gerald Brooks, board chairman, St. Louis Community Credit Union; and Mike O'Brien, SVP and Chief Advocacy Officer, St. Louis Community Credit Union.