Privacy and Data Security

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 Unit

The Department of Justice’s Privacy 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.