Why GAO Did This Study
The growth of information resellers-companies that collect and resell publicly available and private information on individuals-has raised privacy and security concerns about this industry. These companies collectively maintain large amounts of detailed personal information on nearly all...
This bill, operative July 1, 2003, would require a state agency,
or a person or business that conducts business in California, that
owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal
information, as defined, to disclose in specified ways, any breach of
the security of the data, as defined, to any resident...