Lawmakers in California, known for taking a tough stance on behalf of consumers affected by data security or privacy breaches, have proposed legislation to beef up the state’s breach notification law to include passport, green card and biometric information.

"America doesn't need a wall at our southern border," CNN cited State Assemblymember Marc Levine as saying of the bill, AB1130, he revealed alongside California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. "What America needs is a firewall to protect American consumers from identify theft and fraud."

Levine pointed to the “real danger when our personal information is not protected by those we trust” and said “businesses must do more to protect personal data.

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