Last week, we discussed three important changes to California’s data breach law that become effective January 1, 2015. Part two of this series looks at the data breach report recently released by the California Attorney General.
California Data Breach Report
In October, the California Attorney General’s data breach report presented key findings on breaches occurring in California and recommendations for lawmakers and affected industries. Notable findings and recommendations from the report are summarized below.
- Data breaches are on the rise. Among other findings, the report found that the number of data breaches in California increased by 28% from 2012 to 2013, with “intentional unauthorized intrusions into computer systems” showing the biggest increase among breach categories and accounting for 53% of reported incidents.