Search Data Security Breaches

California law requires a business or state agency to notify any California resident whose unencrypted personal information, as defined, was acquired, or reasonably believed to have been acquired, by an unauthorized person. (You can read the law here: California Civil Code s. 1798.29(a) for state agencies and California Civ. Code s. 1798.82(a) for businesses).

The law also requires that a sample copy of a breach notice sent to more than 500 California residents must be provided to the California Attorney General. Below is a list of those sample breach notices. (Note that in some cases the organization that sent the notice is not the one that experienced the breach. For example, a bank may notify of a credit card number breach that occurred not at the bank, but at a merchant.)

You can search by the name of the organization that sent the notice, or simply scroll through the list. To read a notice, click on the name of the organization in the list. Then click on the link titled "Sample Notification."

Organization Name Date(s) of Breach Reported Date
Calibre CPA Group 03/11/2019, 05/07/2019 09/09/2019
L.D. Evans, CPA 11/23/2018 04/16/2019
Martin, Hutchison and Hohman, CPAs 02/15/2019 02/21/2019
David B. Cheatham, CPA 12/08/2018 02/11/2019
Jeffrey Born, CPA, Inc. 12/31/2017 01/26/2018
FRANKLIN R. NOTO, CPA 07/27/2017, 07/30/2017 08/25/2017
Hilderbrand & Clark, CPA 06/14/2017 07/27/2017
Kevin J Palmer & Co, CPA 05/21/2017, 06/06/2017 07/20/2017
Keith M. Southwood, CPA, Inc. 03/29/2017 05/31/2017
MSA Accounting CPA, Professional Corp. n/a 05/02/2017
Friedman & Perry, CPA's 06/15/2016, 01/30/2017 03/08/2017
Stallcup & Associates CPAs 01/10/2017 03/01/2017
Nakawatase & Kaminsky, CPAs, LLP 10/31/2016, 11/01/2016, 11/05/2016, 11/08/2016 02/03/2017
Kevin Harrington, CPA n/a 01/09/2017
Hillary Tentler, CPA 11/04/2016 11/29/2016
Stallcup & Associates, CPAs 07/11/2016 09/21/2016
Wheeler & Egger, CPAs, LLP 08/04/2016, 08/09/2016 09/11/2016
Lynn N. Talbott, Jr., CPA, CVA 04/19/2016 05/11/2016
Ken Waterman CPA, PC 03/27/2016 05/03/2016
Ullrich Delevati CPAs n/a 03/28/2016
Holly A Nordhues CPA n/a 12/02/2015
Rob Kirby, CPA 12/19/2014 12/23/2014