2.5M Californians Affected By Data Breaches In 2012: Report

Law360, New York (July 1, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT) -- More than 2.5 million California residents were victimized by data breaches in 2012, and more than half that number would have been protected if companies practiced stricter encryption procedures while transmitting information, California Attorney General Kamala Harris revealed Monday.

A report released by Harris details the 131 data breaches reported to her office last year, the first year in which companies and state agencies were required to notify the attorney general’s office of any breach potentially affecting more than 500 Californians.

"Data breaches are a serious...
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