Schwarzenegger vetoes data breach liability bill

SACRAMENTO Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed Assembly Bill 779, a measure that, among other things, would have made restaurateurs and other merchants liable for the cost of replacing credit and debit cards and notifying consumers when cardholder information is stolen from a business. The bill had been opposed by the California Restaurant Association and other business groups.

Schwarzenegger said the private sector, through such mechanisms as the

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