PALO ALTO (KCBS) – California consumers could soon be afforded more privacy protection. Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, has authored a bill that would strengthen notification requirements.
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“It turns out that probably something like 25 percent of the notices that go out really aren’t terribly helpful to consumers. This is one of those times when ignorance is not bliss. You need to know what happened, when it happened, and what are the steps you can take to protect yourself. That’s what this new law would require,” he explained.READ MORE: Park Service Installs Water Troughs at Point Reyes to Help Tule Elk Survive Drought
Simitian, who authored a 2002 data breach law, called this the next logical step.
“When somebody loses your information, they’re obliged to tell you what happened. This next step is to make sure that when they tell you what happened, they tell you that in a way that’s really useful to you and to every consumer so that you can protect yourself after breaches have occurred.”MORE NEWS: Grass Fire Burns 4 Acres Near Middle School in Santa Rosa
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