"It can be a significant expense for that alone," Spitzer said. "If you're responsible for the breach you should be responsible for the cost."
The legislation as well as the incidents at Stop & Shop and TJX are expected to be topics at a bankers' conference later this month.
The New England Debit Card Fraud Task Force, a consortium of state banking associations, will hold its third annual conference in Westboro, Mass., on March 19.
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