In October, the nine-member California Legislative Delta Caucus sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, urging him to reject a request from the Delta Conveyance Finance Authority for a $1.6 billion startup loan through the Water Infrastructure and Innovation Act. At a Nov. 15 meeting of the Delta Conveyance board, officials reported the EPA had decided not to grant the loan. Read the article, click here.
The California Consumer Privacy Act passed both sides of the statehouse and trumps a competing initiative planned for the November ballot. “Once again California is taking the lead in protecting consumers and holding bad actors accountable,” state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, said in a statement. Read the article, click here.
“The Assembly… passed the joint resolution authored by state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, in support of the legislation authored by Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena. The state Senate adopted the resolution May 21.” Read the article, click here.
A key feature of the bill is to clarify that “consumers,” not just “customers,” are covered by state data-breach protections. This is significant. It vastly expands the scope of a company’s responsibility to the public. Read the L.A. Times article, click here. —— SF Chronicle – “But the price of protection against online piracy is a fraction of the cost companies absorb in bad PR and lost revenue after a huge data breach.” Read the article, click here.