Crowell & Moring

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law Assembly Bill 1710, which includes new personal information protections that affect all businesses that “own, license, or maintain personal information about Californians.” In what may be a sign of things to come for other jurisdictions, the new law includes the nation’s first mandatory state requirement for breached entities to offer breach mitigation services – including credit monitoring – to all affected individuals. Further, the law includes new restrictions on the sale of social security numbers (“SSNs”). These amendments to the existing California Civil Code Sections 1798.81.5, 1798.82, and 1798.85 will take effect on January 1, 2015.

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