9 Technology articles


Bill creating a Commission to address automation and the workforce moving forward
 July 23, 2018

Senator Henry Stern’s (D-Sherman Oaks) SB 1470, establishing the California Commission on Technology, Automation and the Future of Work is moving forward and has been sent to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for a hearing when the ...
Competing net neutrality bills moving forward in the Assembly
 June 11, 2018

SB 460 by Senator Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and SB 822 by Senator Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco) have been referred to both the Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance and the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer ...
‘Teddy Bears and Toasters Act’ regulating connected devices moving in its second house
 May 18, 2018

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s (D-Santa Barbara) SB 327 has been assigned to the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection. CMTA has previously covered the bill here. The amended bill removes its previous design ...
New bill to regulate 'Internet of Things' passes out of committee
 May 4, 2018

On May 1, AB 1906 (Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks), passed out of the Assembly’s Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee and moved on to the Assembly Floor. The bill is aimed at securing the Internet of Things by requiring the ...
Bill would reduce standing requirements for data breach lawsuits
 April 13, 2018

On April 9, Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) amended his bill SB 1121 to create an expansive new form of liability for companies that suffer a data breach.  Existing law permits a consumer to bring a lawsuit against a company to recover any damages ...
Automation and the workforce
 March 23, 2018

On March 20, the Assembly Labor & Employment and the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committees held a joint hearing to discuss the impacts of technological advancements in automation and artificial intelligence on the future of ...
New bill mandates electronics manufacturers share sensitive information with third-parties
 March 9, 2018

On March 7, Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), announced that she would be introducing legislation that would require manufacturers of electronic devices to divulge diagnostic and repair information, provide service parts, and ...
Assembly Member Levine introduces sweeping bill to create a state agency to regulate data
 Feb. 16, 2018

On February 12th, Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-Marin County) introduced AB 2182, which would create a massive new state agency – the California Data Protection Authority (CDPA) – to regulate all companies that own, license, ...
Net neutrality bill moves forward
 Jan. 29, 2018

Senator Kevin De Leon’s (D-Los Angeles) bill to enact net neutrality in California, SB 460, moved out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote and has been referred to the Senate floor. The bill’s initial provisions ...
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