Privacy Library


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The Office assists individuals with identity theft and other privacy-related concerns, provides consumer education and information on privacy issues, coordinates with local, state and federal law enforcement on identity theft investigations, and recommends policies and practices that protect individual privacy rights.
Privacy Laws and Regulations
Constitutional Right to Privacy - California Constitution
Office of Information Security & Privacy Protection
Automobile "Black Boxes"
Bank Account Numbers, Reuse
Court Records: Protection of Victim and Witness Information
Credit Card Address Change
Credit Card/Telephone Service Address Change
Credit Card or Check Payment
Credit Card Full Disclosure Act
Credit/Debit Card Number Truncation
Credit Card "Skimmers"
Credit Cards, Substitutes
Destruction of Customer Records
Domestic Violence Victim Privacy
Driver's License Information Confidentiality
Driver's License Information, Scanning or "Swiping"
Electronic Eavesdropping
Electronic Surveillance in Rental Cars
Financial Information Privacy Act
Information-Sharing Disclosure, "Shine the Light"
Insurance Information and Privacy Protection Act
Marketing to State University Alumni
Marriage Licenses, Addresses
Motor Vehicle Dealer Data Access
Public Records Act
Research Use of Personal Information
Security of Personal Information
Social Security Number Confidentiality in Family Court Records
Social Security Number Truncation on Pay Stubs
State Agency Privacy Policies
Supermarket Club Card Act
Telecommunications Customer Privacy
Telephone Record "Pretexting"
Veterans' Discharge Papers, Notice of Public Record Status
Warranty Cards
Birth and Death Certificate Access
See §§ 103525, 103525.5, 103526, 103526.5, 103527, and 103528
Birth and Death Record Indices
See §§ 102230, 102231 and 102232
Legal and Civil Rights of Persons Involuntarily Detained
See § 5328
Medical Information, Collection for Direct Marketing Purposes
Mandated Blood Testing and Confidentiality to Protect Public Health
Patient Access to Health Records
Consolidation of Identity Theft Cases
Criminal Profiteering and Identity Theft
Debt Collection: Identity Theft Victim Rights, Individuals and Businesses
Document Making Devices and Identity Theft
Financial Crime Surveillance Photos and Video
Identity Theft Crime Statistics
Identity Theft: Victim Access to Records on Fraudulent Transactions or Accounts
Identity Theft Conspiracy/DMV
Identity Theft Victim's Rights Against Claimants
Statute of Limitations
Anti-Phishing Act of 2005
Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003
Personal Information Collected on Internet
Public Officials, Online Privacy
Reproductive Health Care, Online Privacy
Telemarketing: State do-not-call list
Unsolicited Cell Phone/Pager Text Ads
Cellular Telephone Number Directory
California Affiliate Sharing Rule (SB 1)
ABA v. Lockyer - On September 4, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the affiliate sharing provision under the California Financial Information Privacy Act ("SB1") is not preempted by the FACT Act amendments to the federal FCRA. The Eastern District of California previously ruled that no portion of the SB1 affiliate sharing provision survives FACT Act preemption and even if some applications could be saved, they cannot be severed from the remainder of the statute. Reversing the district court's decision, the Ninth Circuit noted that the state legislature would prefer a narrowed version of the provision to none at all. The matter was remanded back to the trial court without instructions.


California Attorney General Holds First California Consumer Privacy Act Public Forum (1/11/2019)

New California IoT Law Requires Security for Connected Devices (10/1/2018)

Less is Less: California Legislature Amends Limited Aspects of California Consumer Privacy Act (9/4/2018)

Expert Q&A: The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (7/13/2018)

The 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act: California Scraps Ballot Initiative and Passes Sweeping Data Privacy Regulation (6/29/2018)

California SB1-Plus? GDPR-Like?: Considerations for Financial Institutions in Evaluating the California Consumer Privacy Act (5/24/2018)

California’s GDPR?: The 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act (5/14/2018)

Amended California Law Expands Requirements for Consumer Subscriptions (2/5/2018)

California Court of Appeal Finds AG’s Privacy Suit Over Fly Delta Mobile App Is Preempted (6/9/2016)

European Court of Human Rights on Employee Monitoring – EU Member States' Approach Remains Unchanged (1/25/2016)

California Appellate Court Requires Actual Viewing of Confidential Information in Data Breach Case Under the California Medical Information Act (7/24/2014)

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update - Volume 5, Issue 4 (7/10/2014)

California AG Offers Best Practices for CalOPPA's Do Not Track Disclosures; Leaves Crucial Compliance Questions Unanswered (5/27/2014)

Decision from Northern District of California Addresses Scope of VPPA Coverage in the Online Context (5/1/2014)

Calif. Case Limits Health Care Data Breach Claims (Law360; 12/2/2013)

Calif. Case Limits Health Care Data Breach Claims (10/22/2013)

California Requires Notice for Breaches Involving User Names and Passwords (10/1/2013)

California Mandates 'Delete Button' and Restricts Certain Online Advertising to Minors (9/27/2013)

"Do Not Track" Comes to CalOPPA (9/3/2013)

A Consumer Protection Ruling That Actually Protects Consumers: Fraud Prevention Allowed Under California's Song-Beverly Act (6/26/2013)

California Supreme Court Holds Online Purchases of Electronically Downloadable Products Outside Scope of Song-Beverly Act [and include under US/State Court Cases] (2/5/2013)

New California Law Limits Employer Access to Employee Social Media Accounts (9/28/2012)

California Attorney General Creates Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit; Increased Enforcement Likely (7/23/2012)

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