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Your online data has changed a lot since 2003, but California laws protecting data haven’t... yet. That’s why Marc has teamed up with Attorney General Xavier Bacerra to update our data protection laws.

California’s data breach notification law currently requires companies to disclose breaches of personal information to California consumers whose personal information was, or was reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person. This personal information includes identifiers such as a person’s social security number, driver’s license number, credit card number, and medical and health insurance information. Strangely enough, it doesn’t include passport information.

AB 1130 would update that law to include passport numbers as personal information protected under the statute. And looking ahead to the future, the bill also includes protection for a person’s unique biometric information, such as a fingerprint, and retina, or iris image. Our laws don’t have to fall behind trends in technology, and AB 1130 will help keep us ahead of the curve.