Calif. Gov. OKs Bill Expanding Online Data Breach Notices

Law360, San Diego (September 30, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT) -- California’s governor signed on Friday a bill that aims to bolster online account protections for the public by requiring companies and state agencies that store computerized information about their clients or customers to notify them if a security breach is discovered.

Gov. Jerry Brown approved S.B. 46, which is authored by Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett, D-East Bay, and sponsored by the California attorney general.

Current law requires consumers to be alerted when database operators determine a breach has exposed Social Security, driver’s license numbers, credit...
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