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AB-1490 California Privacy Rights Act of 2020: California Privacy Protection Agency.(2021-2022)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 1798.199.10 of the Civil Code is amended to read:

 (a) There is hereby established in state government the California Privacy Protection Agency, which is vested with full administrative power, authority, and jurisdiction to implement and enforce the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. The agency shall be governed by a five-member board, including the chairperson. The chairperson and one member of the board shall be appointed by the Governor. The Attorney General, Senate Rules Committee, and Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint one member. These appointments should shall  be made from among Californians with expertise in the areas of privacy, technology, and consumer rights.
(b) The initial appointments to the agency shall be made within 90 days of the effective date of the act adding this section.

SEC. 2.

 Section 1798.199.15 of the Civil Code is amended to read:

 Members of the agency board shall:
(a) Have qualifications, experience, and skills, in particular in the areas of privacy and technology,  privacy, technology, and consumer rights,  required to perform the duties of the agency and exercise its powers.
(b) Maintain the confidentiality of information which that  has come to their knowledge in the course of the performance of their tasks or exercise of their powers, except to the extent that disclosure is required by the Public Records Act.
(c) Remain free from external influence, whether direct or indirect, and shall neither seek nor take instructions from another.
(d) Refrain from any action incompatible with their duties and engaging in any incompatible occupation, whether gainful or not, during their term.
(e) Have the right of access to all information made available by the agency to the chairperson.
(f) Be precluded, for a period of one year after leaving office, from accepting employment with a business that was subject to an enforcement action or civil action under this title during the member’s tenure or during the five-year period preceding the member’s appointment.
(g) Be precluded for a period of two years after leaving office from acting, for compensation, as an agent or attorney for, or otherwise representing, any other person in a matter pending before the agency if the purpose is to influence an action of the agency.
SEC. 3.
 The Legislature finds and declares that this act furthers the purposes and intent of The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020.