SACRAMENTO, Calif. — AB 1779, a landmark data security bill, moved one step closer to becoming law Monday when the state's Assembly Judiciary Committee approved the California Credit Union League-sponsored legislation.

Introduced by Sacramento Assemblyman Dave Jones, AB 1779 is essentially the same bill as last year's AB 779, which made it all the way to Governor Schwarzenegger's desk before being vetoed.

"This is a vital measure for California consumers and the credit unions that serve them," said League President and CEO Bill Cheney.

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