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CPRA researcher exemption bill on hold

Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) has decided to pull AB 700 from consideration by the Legislature this year. The bill, which would have created a new exemption in the CPRA for records related to research being done at public colleges and universities, was opposed by CNPA....

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Author decides to strike reverse-CPRA provision from bill

Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), who recently amended her SB 749 to add provisions that would create protections for requesters who deal with reverse-public records actions, decided to delete the provisions from the measure before the bill’s first policy committee hearing. CNPA supported the...

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Bill to ensure media access to police scanners pulled for the year

AB 1555, Assemblymember Todd Gloria’s (D-San Diego) bill to require law enforcement agencies to provide access to encrypted police communications to news media, has been pulled from legislative consideration. The bill, which CNPA supports, was set to be heard by the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee...

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Bill criminalizing ‘deepfakes’ on hold for now

Assemblymember Timothy Grayson’s (D-Concord) AB 1280, the bill to criminalize certain types of “deepfake” recordings, failed to make it out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee on April 23. CNPA opposed the bill. Legislative deadlines for bills to be passed by policy committees mean that,...

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Two privacy law clean-up bills clear first hurdle

Two bills authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) that would make technical changes to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), passed last year, made it out of their first committee at the end of April. AB 873 is aimed at clarifying the definition of...

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