California Privacy Legislation – Not Happening

In an earlier post we discussed how, with respect to privacy issues, the quality of work in the California legislature seems to be much better than the work of the California Attorney General. Alas, the completion of the California legislature’s work in this regard has been delayed – at a minimum. California Assembly Bill No. 1291 is on hold.

In essence, AB 1291 would have given citizens of California the right to know what businesses have their personal information and where those businesses sent it. The good news is that AB 1291 was an expansion of current law, so consumers are not entirely without the rights provided for in the bill. The other good news is that it appears Assembly Member Lowenthal, the author of the bill, hasn’t given up.

A very well written and detailed report on the subject in the L.A. Times can be found here.

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