Privacy initiative filed

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Aug. 15, 2013 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Former State Senator Steve Peace filed a ballot measure with the California Attorney General to enhance privacy rights and increase legal exposure for failures to protect consumer information.

The initiative would amend the California constitution by defining the right to privacy to include “personally identifying information” shared for a commercial or governmental purpose. Such information would be presumed to be confidential and if disclosed would be presumed to cause harm to the consumer.

Proponents must gather over 800,000 valid signatures and qualify the measure by June 26, 2014 to be placed on the November 2014 ballot. 

At this early stage CMTA has no position on the initiative. A committee is being formed to investigate options for a potential campaign. If you are interested in more information, contact Dorothy Rothrock at

To see the initiative request, click[value][year]=2013, then choose “13-0008”.

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