WASHINGTON, D.C. -

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt is calling for better protection for Americans personal data. During the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs hearing Wednesday,  Blunt, (R) Missouri, discussed the importance of improving data security in order to prevent future data breaches.

In January, Blunt and U.S. Senator Tom Carper, (D) Delaware,  introduced the “Data Security Act of 2014,” a bipartisan bill to help protect consumers from identity theft and account fraud and establish clear and consistent rules of the road nationally for public and private institutions to follow to prevent and respond to data breaches.