The recent security breach affecting millions of Target customers has re-ignited Congressional interest in legislation to strengthen consumer protections against cyber-crimes.  A bi-partisan measure sponsored by Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) would require  retailers, government agencies and other institutions to do more to protect sensitive consumer  information.  Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is pressuring credit card companies to adopt technologies used widely in Europe to strengthen credit card security, and increase security, and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has reintroduced the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act he first unveiled in 2005, imposing criminal penalties for failing to disclose damaging consumer data breaches.