IN THE NEWS: HOW TO NOTIFY CUSTOMERS ABOUT DATA BREACHES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Everyone seems to agree that customers should be told if a place they do business with is the victim of a data hack. But there's no agreement on how to go about letting people know about such breaches. Most states already have laws that require retailers to warn customers that data has been swiped. But there are wide differences in those laws. In one state, customers have to be told right away -- but in other states, that isn't so. And since customers may not live in the state where a company's headquarters are located, the rules may vary. Attorney General Eric Holder has joined the call for a national notification standard. But it's unlikely lawmakers will be able to reach consensus on that this year.
IN THE NEWS: UKRAINE CYBERSPY ATTACKS
LONDON (AP) -- The battle between Russia and Ukraine is also being waged on the electronic front, as well as on the political front. A British-based defense contractor say Ukraine computers were repeatedly attacked by sophisticated cyber-spies -- just as tensions between pro-Russian and Western-leaning factions escalated in recent months. BAE Systems says Ukrainian computer systems have been targeted by at least 22 attacks since January. While BAE didn't identify the source of the attacks, it suggests they originated in the time zone where Moscow is located. Meanwhile. a German company says the espionage software has "Russian roots."
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's top economists say the nation is on track to make economic progress over the next two years, but say it would do even better if Congress would enact the additional spending he proposed in his most recent budget. A divided Congress in an election year is not likely to heed that call.
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