On July 28, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency Board held a special public meeting to discuss agency staff’s recommendations that the Board formally oppose the draft federal American Data Privacy and Protection Act.
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On July 1, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency sent U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi a memo outlining how H.R. 8152, the bipartisan American Data Privacy and Protection Act, would lessen privacy protections for Californians, and California Democrats have joined the cause.
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On June 21, 2022, President Biden signed into law, the State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act of 2021 and the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act, two bipartisan bills aimed at enhancing the cybersecurity postures of the federal, state and local governments.
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On June 16, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission issued a report to Congress titled Combatting Online Harms Through Innovation that urges policymakers and other stakeholders to exercise “great caution” about relying on artificial intelligence to combat harmful online content.
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On March 11, 2022, the U.S. Senate passed an omnibus spending bill that includes language which would require certain critical infrastructure owners and operators to notify the federal government of cybersecurity incidents in specified circumstances. President Biden has until March 15, 2022, to sign the bill. This blog entry provides a summary of the bill.
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