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California Senate Approves Notification Law Update

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 19, 2010

The California Senate has approved a bill to update the state's data breach notification law, reports SC Magazine. The bill is a reintroduction of a measure vetoed by Governor Schwarzenegger last year. SB 1186 would require the inclusion of certain information into breach notification letters and would require data controllers to notify the state AG of breaches involving more than 500 residents. The bill's sponsor, state Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), said, "This new measure makes modest but helpful changes to the law. It will also give law enforcement the ability to see the big picture and better understand the patterns and practices developing in connection with identity theft."

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