Breach Notification Regulations

California was the first state to have a breach notification law. It required businesses to notify their customers if they suffered a data breach that disclosed personal data. Many states have modeled their own breach notification laws on the California law. This section discusses the California breach notification law, as well as the laws in other states.

California Breach Notification Act

California’s Database Security Breach Notification Act law went into effect on July 1, 2003, and has been updated several times. The California legislature created the law after a security breach at a state-operated data facility. The legislature recognized that identity theft was one of the fastest growing crimes in California. ...

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