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AB-1436 Information Practices Act of 1977.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/19/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1436


Introduced by Assembly Member Chau

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Section 1798.1 of the Civil Code, relating to privacy.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1436, as introduced, Chau. Information Practices Act of 1977.
Existing law, the Information Practices Act of 1977, regulates the use and security of personal information, as defined, that is maintained by certain state public entities. The act makes certain findings, including that the increasing use of computers and other sophisticated information technology has greatly magnified the potential risk to individual privacy that can occur from the maintenance of personal information.
This bill would, among other things, revise those findings, including by finding that the increasing use of computers, software, and other sophisticated information technology has greatly magnified the potential risk to individual privacy that can occur from the maintenance of personal information.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would ensure that security vulnerabilities in state information systems are promptly addressed.

SEC. 2.

 Section 1798.1 of the Civil Code is amended to read:

1798.1.
 The Legislature declares that the right to privacy is a personal and fundamental right protected by Section 1 of Article I of the Constitution of California and by the United States Constitution and that all individuals have a right of privacy in information pertaining to them. The Legislature further makes the following findings:
(a) The right to privacy is being threatened by the indiscriminate collection, maintenance, and dissemination of personal information and the lack of effective laws and legal remedies.
(b) The increasing use of computers computers, software, and other sophisticated information technology has greatly magnified the potential risk to individual privacy that can occur from the maintenance of personal information.
(c) In order to protect the privacy of individuals, it is necessary that the maintenance collection, maintenance, security, and dissemination of personal information be subject to strict limits. limits and standards.