California Bill Would Add Security Standards to Data Breach Law

Laura Mahoney reports:

A California lawmaker has revived a bill to set a “reasonably prudent” standard for businesses to protect personal consumer data, including geolocation and biometric information, in the final two weeks of the legislative session.

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D) amended A.B. 83, a bill that has been dormant for a year, setting new standards for businesses to use reasonable security procedures and practices if they hold or maintain personal information.

The amendments became public Aug. 20, and the session ends Aug. 31. The bill passed the Assembly in 2015, so now needs approval in the Senate and agreement from the Assembly on the amendments to reach the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown (D).

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