On Friday, September 27, 2013, Governor Brown signed California Assembly Bill 370 (AB 370), an amendment aimed at strengthening the state’s Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), into law. AB 370 requires websites and online services that collect personally identifiable information to disclose how they respond to users’ “do not track” requests. We recommend that our… Continue Reading
California State Senator, Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), who authored the state’s existing data breach law in 2002, has introduced Senate Bill 24 to strengthen the content of notices provided to individuals when their personal information has been hacked, stolen or lost. If passed, Senate Bill 24 proposes to offer individuals better protection against identity theft… Continue Reading
Last year, Governor Schwarzenegger “terminated” the proposed update to California´s landmark privacy protection law proposed by State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto). The Governor’s office encouraged Rep. Simitian to reintroduce the amendment. This Bill was approved by the California Senate last Thursday.
Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed the update to California´s landmark privacy protection law (AB 700), known as SB 20, which California’s State Legislature previously approved and we reported about here. SB 20 was proposed by State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto).
We have written before about how the lack of a national clearinghouse for large data breaches is a significant shortcoming of existing federal law. We have also speculated that if a large state were to create a de facto clearinghouse, the shortcoming may be partially alleviated. President Obama’s administration may be disappointing many privacy experts… Continue Reading