Attorney General Becerra Reminds Consumers of Data Privacy Rights Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

Attorney General Becerra Reminds Consumers of Data Privacy Rights Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

“Under the CCPA, Californians have the right to access and stop the sale of their personal data if they choose to exercise it,” said Attorney General Becerra .These data brokers are required to provide information on how consumers can opt-out of the sale or submit requests under the CCPA.

GoDaddy reports data breach involving SSH access on hosting accounts

GoDaddy reports data breach involving SSH access on hosting accounts

GoDaddy on Tuesday reported [PDF] an October data breach to Californian authorities, stating that an unauthorised individual was able to access SSH accounts used in its hosting environment.

Bringing California’s privacy law to all Firefox users in 2020

Bringing California’s privacy law to all Firefox users in 2020

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) expands the rights of Californians over their data – and provides avenues for the Attorney General to investigate and enforce those rights, as well as allowing Californians to sue.

New Year, New Rights: What to know about California’s new privacy law

New Year, New Rights: What to know about California’s new privacy law

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) expands the rights of Californians over their data.Starting in 2020, Californians have the right to know what personal information is being collected, access it, see with whom their data is being shared, and opt-out of the sale of that data.

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can, Too.

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can, Too.

Most of the companies only recently started honoring these requests in response to the California Consumer Privacy Act. Set to go into effect in 2020, the law will grant Californians the right to see what data a company holds on them.

California Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin Sides with Amazon over Californians

California Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin Sides with Amazon over Californians

California lawmaker should recuse herself from negotiations on state privacy legislation –– close ties to Amazon Ring creates a conflict of interest.

Media Alert: Court Hearing Wednesday on Law Enforcement Retention of DNA Profiles from Innocent Californians

Media Alert: Court Hearing Wednesday on Law Enforcement Retention of DNA Profiles from Innocent Californians

San Francisco – At 9:30 am on Wednesday, May 1, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Law Office of Michael T. They filed the suit against the state of California to challenge its retention of genetic profiles from people arrested but never convicted of any crime.

California's Assembly Will Consider Only Industry Bills

California's Assembly Will Consider Only Industry Bills

We are disappointed the California Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee will not hear A.B. 1760 , which would have substantially strengthened the California Consumer Privacy Act. Tomorrow, the Privacy Committee will instead vote on several bills backed by Big Tech interests that will erode the CCPA and the promises this law made to give all Californians the privacy rights they want and deserve.

Californians Want and Deserve Stronger Privacy Laws

Californians Want and Deserve Stronger Privacy Laws

Sen. Jackson’s bill provides tools for the Attorney General’s Office to enforce the CCPA and hold companies accountable for their actions, and grants every person the right to take companies to court for violating their privacy rights.

Don’t Buy California’s Callous Attempt to Ignore People’s DNA Privacy Rights, EFF Tells Court

Don’t Buy California’s Callous Attempt to Ignore People’s DNA Privacy Rights, EFF Tells Court

Analyzing and indefinitely keeping the DNA profiles of thousands of Californians arrested for felonies, but never charged with a crime, is not just an ominously overbroad practice by law enforcement—it’s an invasion of privacy that violates the state’s constitution.

Will California lawmakers vote to protect Californians’ privacy or tech industry profits?

Will California lawmakers vote to protect Californians’ privacy or tech industry profits?

The results are in : Californians overwhelmingly support the privacy protections in Privacy for All. The bill’s premise is simple: It’s time for Californians to take control of their personal information, hold tech companies accountable, and ensure that everyone has the same privacy rights.

It’s Time for California to Guarantee “Privacy for All”

It’s Time for California to Guarantee “Privacy for All”

EFF has for years urged technology companies and legislators to do a better job at protecting the privacy of every person. Californians last year took an important step in the right direction, by enacting the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

EFF Supporting California’s Privacy For All Bill, Which Puts People, Not Tech Companies, in Control of Personal Data

EFF Supporting California’s Privacy For All Bill, Which Puts People, Not Tech Companies, in Control of Personal Data

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is standing with Californians demanding more control over their personal data by supporting the Privacy For All bill, which requires tech companies to get their permission to share and use private information.

Calif. bill to broaden data breach notification law to include passport, biometric info

Calif. bill to broaden data breach notification law to include passport, biometric info

“Knowledge is power, and all Californians deserve the power to take action if their passport numbers or biometric data have been accessed without authorization,” Becerra said in a release .“AB 1130 closes a gap in California law and ensures that our state remains the nation’s leader in data privacy and protection.” The bill “will increase our efforts to protect consumers from fraud and affirms our commitment to demand the strongest consumer protections in the nation,” said Levine.

Britain's data watchdog to investigate Google over privacy concerns

Britain's data watchdog to investigate Google over privacy concerns

Britain's data watchdog is investigating complaints that Google is breaking privacy laws, raising the prospect of multi-million pound fines for the company. The Californian tech giant was this month slapped with a €50m (£44m) fine from French regulators for breaching what is being lauded as the law for the digital age.

Social Justice Organizations Challenge Retention of DNA Collected from Hundreds of Thousands of Innocent Californians

Social Justice Organizations Challenge Retention of DNA Collected from Hundreds of Thousands of Innocent Californians

San Francisco - Two social justice organizations—the Center for Genetics and Society and the Equal Justice Society—and an individual plaintiff, Pete Shanks, have filed suit against the state of California for its collection and retention of genetic profiles from people arrested but never convicted of any crime.