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AB 700: Security Breaches (2001)


AB 700 (2001) requires entities with databases of sensitive personal/financial information to disclose when those databases are breached. 

For more information, you can read the AB 700 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

AB 700 is no longer active.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 AB 700

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

08/08/2010 - Governor must weigh in on state's right to shield personal data

10/15/2009 - Joe on California's security breach notification law

04/27/2009 - Senate Strengthens Consumer Privacy Protection

03/06/2009 - Lawmaker: Consumers need details in data breach warnings

09/04/2007 - Don't let sleeping data dogs lie

08/23/2007 - ACLU Honors Simitian for Privacy Protection Legislation

02/06/2007 - Simitian Receives Public Policy Award at World's Largest Information Security Conference

01/22/2004 - Commonwealth Club Welcomes Simitian

11/10/2003 - Simitian Named One of “Scientific American’s 50”

10/14/2003 - Simitian Online Privacy Bill Becomes Law

09/05/2002 - Simitian Consumer Privacy Package Advances to Governor