Calif. Bill Bolstering Data Breach Alerts OK'd In Committee

Law360, Los Angeles (April 24, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT) -- The California Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill that would strengthen laws that require any person or company that maintains computerized data about their clients or customers to notify them a breach, according to the state senate majority leader.

Current state law already requires that people or companies notify their customers when they reasonably believe an unauthorized person has access to personal information — like unencrypted Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and medical information — but not when passwords, usernames or security...
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