Thursday, June 28, 2007

Data protection bill moves through CA legislature

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed AB 779 (Jones) by a 3-1 vote Tuesday.

The bill, which drew bipartisan support in the Assembly, would require retailers to notify consumers when and where their credit or debit card information was lost. It would require retailers to pay for the cost of notification and the cost of replacement cards. It would also require retailers to follow payment card industry data security standards to ensure proper retention and protection of credit and debit card information.

Also on Tuesday, SB 388 (Corbett) passed the Assembly Judiciciary Committee on a 6-3 vote. The bill requires companies that issue an item containing an RFID tag capable of being scanned for the recipient's personal information to provide disclosures to consumers.

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