AuntieMisha writes "BusinessWeek has an article about a new California law passed that requires businesses to publicly disclose information about break-ins. The only loophole is if there is an ongoing investigation and if the disclosure would harm the investigation. IMHO Big companies will have the resources to set up investigations even when they know it is unlikely to get anywhere, and business will go on as usual for them. Small businesses that don't have the resources to maintain an investigation will have their reputations ruined. Also, the article doesn't mention the contingency where a break-in occurs because of a software/hardware issue for which there is no released technical solution (i.e. anyone else who has software X would be susceptible to the same type of break-in). This is not good."