Senator Jim Nielsen Votes to Protect Californians' Privacy Online

Thursday, June 28, 2018

(State Capitol, Sacramento) – “The right to privacy is a fundamental right cherished by Americans,” said Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), who voted in support of AB 375 to protect users' privacy online. “Whether in our homes or online, we value our privacy and want to protect our personal information.”

With bipartisan support in the Legislature, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure to provide more privacy to Californians.

Nielsen added, “We as consumers have the right to demand transparency in how our personal information is accessed.”

Specifically, Assembly Bill 375 (Chau, Hertzberg) secures the following consumer rights:

  • To request that a business disclose the categories and specific personal information it collects about the consumer.
  • To request deletion of personal information, and requires the business to comply upon receipt of a verified request.
  • To request a business that collects a consumer’s personal information make disclosures about the individual’s personal information and the purposes for which it is used.
  • To request that a business that sells personal information, or discloses it for a business purpose, identities the third parties to which the information was sold or disclosed.
  • Prohibits a business from selling the personal information of minors under 16 years old.

This law will go into effect beginning January 1, 2020.