INSIGHT: DASHBOARD Act Could Be Unintended Game Changer for Data Breach Valuation

Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) have proposed the Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight and Regulations on Data Act, or “DASHBOARD Act.” The bipartisan legislation seeks to impose a series of new regulations on major commercial data operators. Among the new requirements, the proposed legislation will mandate that commercial data operators disclose their internal valuations of consumer data. This requirement could fundamentally change how damages are demanded, calculated, and awarded in data breach litigation. In the linked article, Denton’s partner Jason Scheiderer looks at the why and how the DASHBOARD Act might impact data breach litigation.

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