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SB 24: Data Breach Notification (2011)


Senate Bill 24 would strengthen the state’s security breach notification system by establishing core content for data breach notification.  Information such as the type and time of the breach along with a toll-free phone number of major credit reporting agencies would be provided to consumers whose information was compromised. The bill would also require public agencies and people subject to the law to send an electronic copy of the breach notification to the Attorney General and the California Office of Privacy Protection if more than 500 Californians are impacted.  SB 24 is a reintroduction of Simitian’s SB 1166 (2010), which was vetoed by the Governor.

After the bill passed the Legislature, Senator Simitian sent a letter to the Governor urging his signature.

For more information, you can read the SB 24 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

SB 24 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Signed into Law

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.

News & Press Releases about SB 24

12/27/2011 - Simitian Bills Become Law on January 1

11/28/2011 - Simitian Honors Office of Privacy Protection

09/01/2011 - Governor Signs Simitian Identity Theft Protection Bill

08/31/2011 - Simitian's Consumer Privacy Bill Signed Into Law

08/19/2011 - Simitian's Consumer Privacy Protection Bill Passed By Legislature, Goes to Governor For Approval

04/14/2011 - Simitian's Consumer Privacy Protection Bill Passed By Senate

01/21/2011 - Lawmaker Seeks More Privacy Protections For Consumers

01/20/2011 - Simitian Introduces Consumer Privacy Protection Bill