This week Jerry Brown considers signing into law 3 key pieces of legislation from the privacy community. This is his final week to act on these critical protections for Californians.
- SB 741 – Restricts the purchase of Stingray cellphone interceptors to requiring a city council vote.
- SB 178 – Warrants for law enforcement searches of email
- SB 34 – Restricts data retention of automated license plate readers to 60 days
Each one of these bills provides meaningful protections of Californians from law enforcement mass surveillance. Jerry Brown has a terrible track record on California’s privacy rights. He has vetoed bill after bill that would have put California into a leadership position on privacy rights. Instead, California lags states like Utah, Wisconsin and Texas. Give Jerry Brown’s office a call this week and urge him to support these bills at 916-445-2841 x1 x4. If his line is busy, send an email.
This post was published originally at Restore the Fourth, San Francisco Bay Area