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Protecting Privacy in California

Title

Protecting Privacy in California

Presenter

Abstract

In the past year revelations of government surveillance, massive data breaches, corporate privacy “lurches” and groundbreaking court decisions have put privacy in the news and in our conversations at work and at home. With a stalled Congress, states are acting boldly to protect their residents – and they are looking to California to lead the way. California is an innovator in privacy, as well as in technology. Among California privacy landmarks are a Constitutional right to privacy, the first data breach notice law, the Reader Privacy Act and the strongest set of identity theft victim rights in the nation. Two years ago, Attorney General Kamala Harris became the first state AG to devote significant resources to privacy, with the creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit. Joanne McNabb will give an overview of how the Unit carries out its mission and will also touch on some emerging privacy issues.

Details

Type

Presentation

Technical Level

Introductory

Area
  • Modern Web
  • Interoperability
  • Data Collection
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