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California Senate Passes Breach Bill

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 23, 2010

California Senate Bill 1166 passed the state legislature on Thursday. The law strengthens the notification requirements for data breaches, reports Central Valley Business Times. It specifies what information must be included in notices and requires entities to notify the state AG under certain circumstances. "This new measure makes modest but helpful changes" to existing data breach notification law, said Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), the bill's sponsor. "It will also give law enforcement the ability to see the big picture and a better understanding of the patterns and practices developing in connection with identity theft," Simitian said.
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