The land of the Hollywood sequel is now considering Data Breach Notification III (or is it IV or V?). California, the granddaddy of state breach notification laws, is considering amending its law’s definition of “personal information” to include information that would allow access to an “online account.” This would be a significant expansion of the law, since it would require notification not just where the usual social security number, financial account number, or health information was breached, but also where information allowing access to an email, social media, or other Internet account was acquired or accessed without authorization. Judging from the past, if California enacts S.B. 46, other states are likely to follow its lead.
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Online companies face big expansion of breach notification requirements
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