- Associated Press - Sunday, May 11, 2014

Other bills that deal with consumer data and privacy issues moving through the Legislature include:

- AB2200 by Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, would create a cybersecurity commission of government and business officials to make recommendations for the Legislature and agencies about how to respond to cyber attacks and protect personal data. The bill is before the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

- AB1442 by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, seeks to restrict the use of student information on social media by school districts, county offices of education and charter schools. The bill requires schools to gather only information that is publicly accessible, give students the opportunity to delete or correct data, destroy records after a certain time and notify parents and guardians of the program. The bill is headed to an Assembly floor vote.

- SB1177 by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, is a student privacy bill that seeks to ban the use of student data for commercial use, require providers to use data for school purposes only and ban the sale of student personal information to advertisers and third parties. It heads to the Assembly after passing the Senate.

- SB1348 by Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, would require an opt-out provision for online data brokers who sell information, such as medical conditions and shopping behavior, to remove people’s data from websites and databases. It heads to the Assembly after passing the Senate.

- SB383 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, requires online merchants to delete a customer’s address and zip code from records when the information is no longer necessary for fraud detection or for the sale. Apple and other companies successfully pushed for its defeat in 2013, but it passed the Senate after an amendment narrowed the bill’s scope.

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