CA: Lawmaker: Consumers need details in data breach warnings

Elinor Mills of Cnet reports:

Six years after California enacted the country’s first data breach notification law, many state residents have received letters warning them that their data was exposed by a breach but usually they don’t know how or how long, experts said at a privacy conference on Friday.

That would change with the passage of a measure proposed by California State Sen. Joe Simitian, who authored the country’s first bill requiring companies to notify customers when a breach has occurred that exposes their data.

Senate Bill 20 would require that notification letters to consumers have a standard set of information such as information about the timing and circumstances of the breach.

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