Hack Notification Law Tested

By Deane Barker on August 15, 2003

Acxiom hack could force first interpretations of California law: They got hacked, and now apparently they have to tell everyone.

“The law requires any person or company doing business with Californians and owning or licensing computer data to tell customers when unencrypted combinations of personal and sensitive information have been illegally accessed. It went into effect July 1, applying to when breaches are discovered, not when the hacks occurred.”