Advances in technology and drastic changes in business practices have outpaced the law. The lack of adequate privacy protections has undercut the privacy, safety, and financial security of Californians, with disparate impacts on people of color, immigrants, and other vulnerable communities.

AB 1760, Privacy for All, makes critical improvements to the law—that Californians overwhelmingly support—and ensures that privacy is a right we can all exercise in California, regardless of what we look like or how much money we have in our bank account.

Privacy for All makes sure companies get permission from Californians before they share personal information and creates real accountability for companies that violate the law. It also makes sure companies tell Californians what personal information they share about them, who the information was shared with, and how it is used. Finally, Privacy for All ensures that privacy is a right guaranteed to all—not just those who can afford it—by stopping companies from discriminating against people who exercise their privacy rights.

It’s time to give consumers control, hold tech companies accountable, and make privacy for all a reality in California. Please join us in telling legislators that AB 1760, Privacy for All, is what Californians want and deserve.

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks

ACLU of California, Common Sense Kids Action, Consumer Reports, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.

Bill Status [Inactive]

Introduced (02.22.19)