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Joe Simitian's internet nanny bill becomes law

Original post made by nanny on Sep 2, 2011

Arnold vetoed a similar bill (SB 1166) last year. Jerry Brown signed just signed it into law (SB 24). News report: Web Link

Comments (6)

Posted by Ahnold, a resident of Community Center
on Sep 2, 2011 at 3:23 pm

"The new law requires business and agencies where breaches took place to provide victims with a full accounting of what transpired, how it may affect them, and how they can protect themselves."

Wow. Sounds like socialism to me!


Posted by Ahnold, a resident of Community Center
on Sep 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I forgot the most important part - Thanks, Joe!!

Good work.

Apparently nanny loved the Ahnuld. Not many do.


Posted by Jim, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 4, 2011 at 6:27 pm

This will open up all businesses in CA to lawsuits, if some hacker gains their file information. What business person, in their right mind, would start a business in CA?


Posted by everything, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Nanny saw and knew everything.


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 5, 2011 at 11:00 am

It appears that this bill requires standard notification and actions in the events of a security breach instead of trying to cover it up. I guess owning up to your failures is "nanny" legislation to others.


"Senate Bill 24 would strengthen the state's security breach notification system by establishing core content for data breach notification. Information such as the type and time of the breach along with a toll-free phone number of major credit reporting agencies would be provided to consumers whose information was compromised. The bill would also require public agencies and people subject to the law to send an electronic copy of the breach notification to the Attorney General and the California Office of Privacy Protection if more than 500 Californians are impacted. "


Posted by ricky knows all, a resident of Menlo Park
on Sep 5, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Jim: "What business person, in their right mind, would start a business in CA? "

Someone who wants access to a highly educated workforce. Someone who wants access to over ten percent of the US population "under one roof." Someone who wants their startup to be surrounded by like businesses, whether leaders in technology, leaders in bio-tech, etc... The list of advantages for California is huge.

Would you prefer Texas, a state with a disaster of an education system? A state that leads the country in minimum wage jobs. Leads the country in uninsured health care. Doesn't educate children in science, preferring creationism to evolution.

A state where the governor's solution to massive wildfires is calling for three days of prayer before he calls the feds for help. Where the governor thinks Medicare and Social Security are unconstitutional (says so in his book.) Where the governor calls his administration "transparent" but he requires all emails to be deleted in 7 days.

Or a state that requires accountability: "The new law requires business and agencies where breaches took place to provide victims with a full accounting of what transpired, how it may affect them, and how they can protect themselves."

Jim: what do you have against accountability and responsibility?


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