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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014, file photo, Peter Swire, of the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology, testifies before the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on Recommendations to Reform FISA Authorities, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A massive data breach at Target Corp. that exposed tens of millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on a patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard. "We’re stuck with the state-by-state approach unless some compromise gets done at the federal level," said Swire, a privacy expert at Georgia Tech and a former White House privacy official.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

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