Office of Privacy Protection
A state law enacted in 2000 created the Office of Privacy Protection, with the mission of protecting and promoting the privacy rights of California consumers.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
Assembly Bill 1950
Assembly Bill 1950 (AB 1950) requires a business, other than specified entities, that owns or licenses personal information about a California resident to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices to protect personal information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. AB 1950 also requires a business that discloses personal information to a nonaffiliated third party, to require by contract that those entities maintain reasonable security procedures, as specified.
A California Business Privacy Handbook
A publication by the Office of Privacy Protection California Department of Consumer Affairs. The publication is for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice or as policy of the State of California.
Financial Information Privacy Act
The Financial Information Privacy Act gives Californians more say in how their personal financial information is used. The law, which applies to banks, insurance companies, securities firms and other financial service companies doing business in California, provides more consumer control than federal law. It also requires an easy-to-read, plain-language privacy notice. This Web site contains the full-text of the Act.