What We Learned From Calif.'s Data Breach Report

Law360, New York (July 29, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT) -- Businesses can learn some valuable lessons from the 2012 data breach report issued by the California attorney general on July 1, 2013. The financial, insurance and retail industries accounted for 49 percent of all reported data breaches; and those breaches involved mostly social security numbers, credit card information, health and medical information, driver’s license numbers, and bank account numbers.

California law requires a business or state agency to give written notice to any California resident whose unencrypted personal information, as defined, was acquired, or reasonably believed...
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