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California Becomes First State to Require Credit Monitoring Services Following a Data Breach

AB 1710, signed by Governor Jerry Brown on September 30, 2014,

  • Companies experiencing data breaches are to include information in the required notification that if identity theft prevention services are being offered, they must be offered for at least a 12 month period at no cost.
  • Expands information safeguard requirements.
  • Further prohibits uses and disclosures which include Social Security numbers.

Source: The National Law Review

Effective date: January 1, 2015