New California law requires disclosure of information leaks

A new law thta goes into effect this week in California will require that companies that collect and maintain personal information alert customers when that information is inappropriately released.An article from CNet further details that release of information that could be used for identity theft (such as Social Security Numbers, Driver's License Numbers, or credit card numbers) would open the company up to remedies, including injunctive relief.

A copy of the statute is available from the California Senate site.