Privacy Progress: Data Breach Laws In Calif., Texas

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT) -- California has expanded its already stringent data breach notification law by adding significant new provisions, including a requirement to provide notice to the California attorney general when the data breach involves more than 500 Californians. After former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed State Sen. Joe Simitian’s data breach legislation in 2008, 2009 and 2010, the bill was finally enacted when current Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 24 on Sept. 1, 2011.

The existing California breach notification law requires businesses to give notice to California residents of breaches...
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