All Three Privacy Bills were signed into law by Governor Brown! What is happening?
Jerry Brown has signed both SB 34 and SB 178.
SB34 introduces data retention and break notification policies. Thank you to Senator Jerry Hill from San Mateo who has lead the charge on important incremental improvements to Californian’s privacy rights.
SB 178 creates the first requirement for California Law Enforcement for Californian’s email, geolocation history and other electronic data held by providers. Jerry Brown has vetoed these rights 3 times in the past. Congratulations to Mark Leno and massive coalition of rights groups, technology companies and individual citizens who have made this happen.
This week Jerry Brown considers signing into law 3 key pieces of legislation from the privacy community. This is his final week to act on these critical protections for Californians.
- SB 741 – Restricts the purchase of Stingray cellphone interceptors to requiring a city council vote.
- SB 178 – Warrants for law enforcement searches of email
- SB 34 – Restricts data retention of automated license plate readers to 60 days
Each one of these bills provides meaningful protections of Californians from law enforcement mass surveillance.
Jerry Brown has a terrible track record on California’s privacy rights. He has vetoed bill after bill that would have put California into a leadership position on privacy rights. Instead, California lags states like Utah, Wisconsin and Texas.
Give Jerry Brown’s office a call this week and urge him to support these bills at 916-445-2841 x1 x4.