[Owasp-sanfran] SF Event & News

OWASP - San Francisco Chapter owasp-sanfran at lists.owasp.org
Fri Sep 7 13:55:35 EDT 2007


Hello Everyone,

It was great to see so many of the San Francisco members attend the San Jose OWASP that was hosted at eBay last night.  I wanted to announce that I am planning on hosting a meeting on October 4th in San Francisco, potentially at Golden Gate University (2nd & Mission), which is right off the BART line.  I'd like the format will be similar to the San Jose event with a technical presentation, followed by a higher level, more socially focused topic.  Please mark your calendar, spread the word and look for a follow-up e-mail on the specifics.

I also wanted to pass along some recent news from our elected representatives in Sacramento that I thought was intriguing and may affect many of you in the industry:

August 31, 2007  (Computerworld) -- Retailers hoping to convince California lawmakers not to pass a proposed bill that would require them to pay banks and credit unions for the costs associated with a data breach lost another important round Thursday.

The state's Senate Appropriations Committee approved the landmark Consumer Data Protection Act or AB 779, by a 13-2 vote late Thursday. 
The measure, authored by Assemblyman Dave Jones, (D-Sacramento), won overwhelming approval (58-2) in the State Assembly in early June.

The bill is now expected to go before the full Senate in as little as a week. If approved, it would then go to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for his approval.

If signed into law, analysts expect the measure could have a ripple effect in other states, in much the same way an earlier California's measure affected data breach notification laws.

Full article:

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9034000&intsrc=news_ts_hea

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