Oct 04 2011

New California Data Breach Notification Law

Category: Security and privacy LawDISC @ 8:52 pm

Information Security Law: The Emerging Standard for Corporate Compliance

At the beginning of September, there was an addition to the Data Breach Notification laws of California. S.B. 24 was signed into law and will take effect the first day of 2012. This law will require specific actions be taken in the event of a data breach. Those actions include a standardized notification process and a notification sent to the Attorney General of California (if the breach affects 500 or more California residents.)

Why is this relevant to you or yours customers? If you encrypt your customer’s personal information, you do not have to make the appropriate notifications, because you have safe guarded your customers’ data. This keeps you out of the press, out of lawsuits and helps you handle your customers’ data responsibly.

You can read more about this legislation here:

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