Donovan: Data concerns are economic, national security issue

Data security and privacy issues create economic and even national security concerns, CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan wrote to Congressional offices Tuesday. Donovan reached out to Senate Commerce and House Energy and Commerce Committee staff, linking to a recent Wall Street Journal article about Chinese spying efforts against the U.S.

The article Donovan linked to notes that China’s espionage efforts “is being abetted by an ocean of hacked personal data that may help pinpoint who is vulnerable to inducements.”

He notes that this is the latest proof that, in addition to the various consumer protection and economic issues associated with data security and privacy, “there are significant national security issues as well.”

The message links to CUNA’s document on data security and privacy solutions, which are:


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