California new bill aims to close data breach notification loopholes
Feb 22, 2019 09:54 AM EST
California, which has some of the strongest data breach notification laws in the U.S., thinks it can do even better. The golden state's attorney general Xavier Becerra announced a new bill Thursday that aims to close loopholes in its existing data breach notification laws by expanding the requirements for companies to notify users or customers if their passport and government ID numbers, along with biometric data, such as fingerprints, and iris and facial recognition scans, have been stolen.
The updated draft legislation lands a few months after the Starwood hack, which Becerra and Democratic state assembly member Marc Levine, who introduced the bill, said prompted the law change.