Calif. Boosts Data Breach Notification Requirements

Law360, New York (September 2, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT) -- California will soon require businesses to provide consumers with more specific information in the event of personal data breaches, under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Wednesday.

California already mandates that businesses and state agencies notify individuals when their personal information is compromised, but state law doesn't specify the information that those notices should include, according to the sponsor of the bill, state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto.

Senate Bill 24 spells out the content that data holders must provide in their breach notifications,...
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