Media Briefing Monday: EFF and Partners Will Discuss California Bills Aimed at Weakening State’s Consumer Privacy Law

San Francisco—On Monday, June 8, at 11 am, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the ACLU, Common Sense Media, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and Consumer Reports will hold a conference call to brief reporters about five bills designed to weaken consumer privacy protections that are set for hearing in the California Senate.Members of the media can RSVP to Stephanie Ong, [email protected], for call-in information to participate in the briefing.Experts from the organizations will brief reporters on how the proposed measures will water down the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). The proposals, backed by Big Tech interests, will, among other things, create a massive loophole for companies that sell or share information with the government, remove most CCPA protections over data collected by companies about their employees, and increase the cost for Californians to assert privacy rights. The bills are set for hearing June 9 at 1:30 pm before the Senate Judiciary Committee.Experts on the call include:Lee Tien, EFF Senior Staff AttorneyHayley Tsukayama, EFF Legislative ActivistElizabeth Gettelman Galicia, Vice President, Common Sense Kids ActionAriel Fox Johnson, Senior Counsel, Policy & Privacy, Common Sense MediaEmory Roane, Privacy Counsel, Privacy Rights ClearinghouseJacob Snow, Technology and Civil Liberties Attorney, ACLUWHAT:Media Briefing CallWHO:EFF, ACLU, Common Sense Media, Consumer Reports, Privacy Rights ClearinghouseWHEN:Monday, June 8, 11 am RSVP to Stephanie Ong, [email protected], for call-in information.For more about the bills:https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/california-assemblys-privacy-committee-votes-weaken-landmark-privacy-law

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