JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US-CA) California Passes and Governor Signs Sweeping Privacy Legislation #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

California's privacy legislation was signed into law on June 28 and becomes
effective January 1, 2010. It is the most sweeping privacy legislation in
the country and results >from Europe's General Data Protection Regulation
and the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal. It will affect how companies
such as Google, Facebook, Internet providers, smart phone providers-all used
by genealogists-- use consumers private information. To read the law, the
bill AB 375, Chapter 55 of the laws of 2018 may be found at:
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB375
which will provide definitions of personal information and other
important information as to how the individual is affected.

To read more this new law see: https://tinyurl.com/ybk9ez56
Original url:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/california-rushes-to-tighten-data-privacy-restrictions-1530190800 .
If you have a problem accessing the Wall Street Journal article type the
name of the article, "California rushes to tighten data privacy
restrictions", into Google and you will be able to access >from there.

To read the previous IAJGS Records Access Alert postings about this bill,
other California privacy legislation, European Union's GDPR, privacy
issues, US privacy legislation and more go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/. You must be
registered to access the archives. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow
the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization with whom you are affiliated You will receive
an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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