Data breach notification laws have proliferated worldwide, beginning with California’s law, which was enacted nearly a decade ago. As a result, citizens are being bombarded by breach notifications and media coverage of data exposures has skyrocketed. But are these increasingly onerous laws leading to stronger information security and better decisions by citizens or are they backfiring? I’ll compare existing laws, analyze data breach notifications and explore the effects of these laws, including feedback from citizens and information security professionals. By comparing data exposure disclosure to other negative events that don't require disclosure and sharing alternate disclosure models, I'll leave the audience questioning whether there's a better way.
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