California Legislature to take up data breach notification proposal

A new year, a new governor, the same old problem and perhaps the same solution.

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, has introduced a bill that he says will enhance consumer privacy protection by strengthening the notification requirements when databases of personal information are compromised.

It’s the same bill that the Legislature passed last year only to have then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger veto.

Read more on Central Valley Business Times.

The bill would not only mandate specific information to be included in breach notifications, but would require breaches affecting more than 500 individuals be reported to the state’s Attorney General’s Office.

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