KCRA: California lawmakers consider online data regulation agency

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


By Kevin Oliver

While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was testifying before Congress in Washington D.C., California lawmakers are just days away from taking their first crack at the state's own regulations concerning data privacy on websites.

Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, said it is vital that California protect personal data.

"California has got this amazing opportunity as the home of Silicon Valley to protect our residents and how their information is used to help their online activities and how it is then marketed and sold to a third party to be used against against our activities online and to influence us," Levine said.

Assembly Bill 2182 would create the California Data Protection Authority within the Department of Consumer Affairs and lay the groundwork for state regulations in the absence of federal protections.