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Cybersecurity, Data Breaches Part of State of the Union



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    Obama delivers the 2014 State of the Union address. Cybersecurity concerns are expected to be part of tonight's speech. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Cybersecurity has become a priority for the White House, and in tonight's State of the Union address, the President is expected to talk about issues that may affect your identity -- and your bottom line.

    First up: the data breach issue.

    The President wants to propose a plan requiring companies to notify customers within 30 days of a data breach. Right now, there's not a federal standard in place when it comes to how companies handle breaches.

    The President also is calling on banks and financial institutions to give you access to your credit score free of charge.

    Obama is also expected to advocate for policy that encourages the private sector and government to share information on cybersecurity threats.

    You can watch the State of the Union address live on NBC4 or on the NBC Washington app.