Passports and biometric data would be included in the types of personal information covered by California’s data breach notification law, under a bill that passed the state Senate and is headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
A.B. 1130 by Assemblyman Marc Levine (D) would also add taxpayer and military identification numbers, and other unique government identification numbers to the law, which has been in place since 2002.”
” California would join twelve other states that already include biometric data in data breach notification laws, and another 13 that include passports, if it enacts the bill, Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D) said as he presented the bill on the Senate floor.”
” Unlike a credit card number, the consumer’s biometric information cannot be changed in the event of a breach, making its unauthorized disclosure all the more dangerous,” a coalition of the groups told lawmakers in a letter of support.”