Calif. Report Signals More Data Breach Crackdowns To Come

Law360, San Diego (July 2, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT) -- The California attorney general’s recent report finding that companies could have prevented 1.4 million Californians from being victimized by data breaches last year if stricter encryption measures had been in place is another sign that her office plans to boost enforcement against businesses experiencing breaches and to spur consumer protection legislation, experts said Tuesday.

Attorney General Kamala Harris’ report, issued Monday, revealed that 131 data breaches were reported to her office in 2012, the first year in which companies and state agencies had to notify the...
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