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News Room: Privacy

February 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Simitian Praises Attorney General’s Enforcement of Online Privacy Law for Mobile Apps

November 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011
Simitian Honors Office of Privacy Protection

August 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Simitian’s Consumer Privacy Bill Signed Into Law

Friday, August 19, 2011
Simitian’s Consumer Privacy Protection Bill Passed By Legislature, Goes to Governor For Approval

July 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011
Library privacy protected with new legislation

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Library Privacy Protections Signed Into Law By Governor

Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Library Privacy Protections Go To Governor For Approval

January 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011
Lawmaker Seeks More Privacy Protections For Consumers

Thursday, January 20, 2011
Simitian Introduces Consumer Privacy Protection Bill

December 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Online impersonation banned starting in New Year

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Malicious E-personation Protection Effective January 1

September 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010
New law will shield FasTrak users’ information

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Simitian FasTrak Privacy Bill Signed by Governor

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Simitian Bill Makes Malicious E-Personation a Crime

August 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
FasTrak Privacy Bill Passes Legislature

Thursday, August 19, 2010
Consumer Privacy Protection Bill Passes Legislature

Thursday, August 12, 2010
Simitian Bill to Outlaw E-personation Passes Legislature

Monday, August 09, 2010
Simitian’s bill aimed at online impersonation

Sunday, August 08, 2010
Governor must weigh in on state’s right to shield personal data

June 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
California should outlaw online impersonation

Sunday, June 20, 2010
Malicious Internet impersonation should be a crime

Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Senate Passes Simitian Bill to Outlaw Online Impersonation

Monday, June 07, 2010
FasTrak Privacy Bill Passes State Senate

Thursday, June 03, 2010
Fast-tracking personal info

May 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010
Simitian Bills Aim to Protect Drivers’ Rights: Tolls, Privacy and Due Process at Issue

April 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010
California Senate again OKs breach notification law update

Friday, April 16, 2010
Consumer Privacy Protection Bill Passed by State Senate

March 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010
Privacy interview

November 2009

Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Data breaches: What are you entitled to know?

October 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
PC World: Schwarzenegger Vetoes Update to California Privacy Law

Sunday, October 11, 2009
Governor Vetoes Simitian’s Privacy Protection Upgrade

September 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009
SearchCompliance: Data breach notification law SB 20 strikes right balance: Simitian

Sunday, September 27, 2009
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Landmark privacy law deserves an update

Friday, September 11, 2009
SC Magazine: Bill to bolster California breach law awaits governor

Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Privacy Protection Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

May 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Privacy Piracy interview with California State Senator Joe Simitian, 11th District

Monday, May 04, 2009
Simitian To Hold Senate’s First Online Town Hall

April 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009
Senate Strengthens Consumer Privacy Protection

March 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009
California’s data breach law may get an update

Friday, March 06, 2009
Lawmaker: Consumers need details in data breach warnings

December 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008
New Year to Bring Protections for Victims of Sexual Abuse, Veterans & Seniors

October 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Legislation Outlaws “Skimming” - Privacy Protection Signed Into Law

July 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Gov. Schwarzenegger Reinforces Commitment to Protect Identity Theft Victims

Wednesday, July 02, 2008
California Expands Identity Theft Prosecution

February 2008

Friday, February 01, 2008
Simitian Bill Toughens Identity Theft Prosecution

Friday, February 01, 2008
Calif. Senate Passes Identity Theft Bill 40-0

January 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008
Senate Strengthens California Privacy Protection Measure

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Privacy Protection for RFID Documents Approved

October 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007
New law bars forced implants of ID chips

Friday, October 12, 2007
Simitian Bill to Ban ‘Tagging’ of Humans Signed into Law—“RFID” at Issue

September 2007

Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Don’t let sleeping data dogs lie

Monday, September 03, 2007
Safe labor (SB 362 Editorial)

August 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007
Simitian Bill to Ban ‘Tagging’ Humans Closer to Becoming Law - “RFID” at Issue

Thursday, August 23, 2007
ACLU Honors Simitian for Privacy Protection Legislation

Sunday, August 12, 2007
A chip on my shoulder

July 2007

Sunday, July 29, 2007
The ultimate invasion of privacy

June 2007

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
State Senator Argues that RFID Technology Allows the Government to Track Your Whereabouts

Monday, June 25, 2007
Editorial: State needs law to protect personal data on chips

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Raising privacy alarm over RFID chips

April 2007

Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Simitian Bills to Protect Public Privacy and Student Safety Pass Senate - “RFID” Documents at Issue

Monday, April 23, 2007
Bill would prohibit licenses that broadcast personal information

Monday, April 16, 2007
California Senate OKs bill banning student monitoring devices

Monday, April 02, 2007
California lawmakers try again to create RFID protections

March 2007

Saturday, March 10, 2007
Privacy concerns need attention

February 2007

Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Simitian Appointed to Key Posts: Privacy, Education, Environmental Roles Enhanced

Friday, February 23, 2007
Is RFID Technology a Security Risk? (video)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Simitian Receives Public Policy Award at World’s Largest Information Security Conference

October 2006

Sunday, October 01, 2006
Governor Vetoes RFID Privacy Measure; Simitian Calls Veto a “Missed Opportunity”

September 2006

Friday, September 29, 2006
Governor Signs Simitian Bill to Outlaw “Pretexting,” Prohibit Purchase and Sale of Phone Records

February 2006

Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Simitian to Present at World’s Largest Information Security Conference

April 2005

Friday, April 08, 2005
MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Briefing on Senate Bill 682 - Identity Information Protection Act of 2005

January 2004

Thursday, January 22, 2004
Commonwealth Club Welcomes Simitian

November 2003

Monday, November 10, 2003
Simitian Named One of “Scientific American’s 50”

October 2003

Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Simitian Online Privacy Bill Becomes Law

May 2003

Monday, May 05, 2003
Internet privacy bill drafted by UC Berkeley law students to be considered on Tuesday

Monday, May 05, 2003
California Law to Protect Whistleblowers, Others Online

September 2002

Thursday, September 05, 2002
Simitian Consumer Privacy Package Advances to Governor

May 2002

Friday, May 31, 2002
Online Privacy Protection Squeaks through Assembly

Monday, May 06, 2002
Bill to Protect Privacy of Web Surfers to be Heard Tomorrow in Assembly Committee

April 2002

Friday, April 19, 2002
Simitian Bill to “Sunshine” State Data Collection and Sharing Practices Passed by Cmte.

February 2002

Friday, February 15, 2002
Assembly Select Committee on Privacy to Conduct Hearing: Privacy in an Online Age

Tuesday, February 05, 2002
Simitian to Propose Online Privacy Protection: Convenes Industry and Consumer Groups

November 2001

Friday, November 02, 2001
Assembly Select Committee on Privacy Meets to Discuss Financial Privacy

May 2001

Thursday, May 24, 2001
Simitian to Chair Assembly Select Committee on Privacy

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