UPDATE: Prior to the close of the legislative session, the amended AB 83 failed to make it out committee.
With the session ending on August 31st, the California legislature is debating a bill (AB 83) that would expand data security requirements for businesses that maintain personal information of California residents to include, among other things, protection for geolocation and biometric data. Under existing law (Cal. Civ. Code §1798.81.5(b)), a person or business that owns, licenses, or maintains a California resident’s “personal information,” must implement and maintain “reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information.” The current law also lists multiple types of covered “personal information.”