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A (very) brief overview: California State Law - has your business reported leaks as required?

October 14, 2019

Wondering if your personal info has been leaked in a breach? California residents, check here:

    "California law requires a business or state agency to notify any California resident whose unencrypted personal information, as defined, was acquired, or reasonably believed to have been acquired, by an unauthorized person. (You can read the law here: California Civil Code s. 1798.29(a) for state agencies and California Civ. Code s. 1798.82(a) for businesses)."

** Look through those names - how many are what most of us would consider so small they're unworthy of any cyber thief's attention? That's clearly not how the bad guys think...

 

Remember, be sure to regularly check on your email or password safety too. ;)

Curious as to how long a business can legally stall before reporting a breach, at least in Cali?  Go here for a list of state laws and more.

    "Mandated Timeframe for Breach Reporting and/or Consumer Notification: Without unreasonable delay"
   
    "If the breach affects more than 500 California residents as a result of a single breach, reporting must be submitted electronically to the Attorney General."
    
    "The California Department of Health Services must be notified of a medical breach no later than 15 days after discovery of a breach."

Curious about California's statewide cybersecurity strategy? There's lots of info at this link.
 - Register online to receive cybersecurity threat information for your organization at https://calcsic.org.
 - Report cyber incidents to the Cal-CSIC at (833) REPORT-1 or calcsic@caloes.ca.gov.

CNET published an article last year regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act (AB 375), here:

    From the article:
    "...companies will face the country's toughest privacy requirements, including stopping the collection and sale of personal data upon request from consumers.

The bill flew through the California statehouse Thursday, with the state's Senate and Assembly each voting to pass it unanimously. Gov. Jerry Brown then signed it within a matter of hours. The rush to pass the bill comes courtesy of an even stricter voter initiative that would've appeared on California ballots this November if lawmakers hadn't gotten the bill through by 5 p.m. PT Thursday. "

By the way, do you want to report an internet crime to the Feds? Go here:

    "The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant."

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