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SB 1166: Data Breach Notification (2010)


Senate Bill 1166 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 1166 is a reintroduction of Simitian’s SB 20 (2009), which was vetoed by the Governor.

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

For more information, you can read the SB 1166 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

SB 1166 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Vetoed by the Governor

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

News & Press Releases about SB 1166

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

12/21/2010 - Consumer Rights Group Gives Simitian 100% Score

08/19/2010 - Consumer Privacy Protection Bill Passes Legislature

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

04/16/2010 - California Senate again OKs breach notification law update

04/16/2010 - Consumer Privacy Protection Bill Passed by State Senate

03/22/2010 - Privacy interview