California State Senator Reintroduces Data Protection Bill Previously Vetoed by Governor: On January 20, 2011, California state Senator Joe Simitian introduced a data protection measure that describes the specific information which must be disclosed in each data breach notification and requires that the Attorney General of the state be notified for breaches affecting over 500 residents. The same bill was passed by the California legislature last year but was vetoed by Governor Schwarzenegger. The current breach notification law was written by Senator Simitian in 2002, and it has served as a model for numerous other states’ data breach laws.