Givens, Beth

Beth Givens is founder and director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit consumer organization with a two-part mission -- consumer information and consumer advocacy.

Recent String of Data Breaches Illustrates Need for Stronger State Law

By Beth Givens
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

In the past few months, corporate giants like Sony, Epsilon, Citigroup, and Lockheed Martin have made headlines for a string of sensational data breaches that compromised the personal information of hundreds of millions of consumers. As consumers try to grapple with the resulting myriad of data breach notifications, it’s become clear that California needs to centralize the reporting process and standardize security breach notifications.