Privacy Enforcement and Protection
Data Privacy Day January 28, 2016
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is commemorating international Data Privacy Day by partnering with Facebook to share privacy tips for Facebook users, as part of her commitment to incorporating technology into government. This Facebook video message can be seen below. Attorney General Harris also issued an alert to Californians to share three easy steps to protect against identify theft for 2016.
Californians have a constitutionally guaranteed right to privacy, and protecting their privacy rights is one of Attorney General Kamala D. Harris’s top priorities. In the 21st century, we share and store our most sensitive personal information on phones, computers and even in “the cloud.” Today more than ever, a strong privacy program, which includes data security, is essential to the safety and welfare of the people of California and to our economy.
Privacy Enforcement & Protection Unit
The Department of Justice’s Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit:
- Enforces state and federal privacy laws.
- Empowers Californians with information on their rights and strategies for protecting their privacy.
- Encourages businesses to follow privacy-respectful best practices.
- Advises the Attorney General on privacy matters.