SB 828

GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS PRIVACY AND CONSUMER LEGISLATION

 

East County News Service

September 30, 2014 (Sacramento) – Today, Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. signed into law over a dozen bills to strengthen privacy and consumer protections.

SB 828 aims to protect consumers from warrantless electronic spying on e-mails and phone calls. It prohibits any state agency from assisting the federal government in collection of personal electronically stored data, with certain circumstances.

ANDERSON BILL AIMS TO PULL THE PLUG ON NSA SPYING ON CALIFORNIANS

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 7, 2014 (Sacramento)—Two California legislators have teamed up in an effort to curtail the National Security Agency (NSA) from warrantless surveillance of all Americans.  Senate Bill 828 is coauthored by  Republican State Senators Joel Anderson, who represents most of East County, and Democrat Ted Lieu from Torrance.

“I support this bill because I support the Constitution, our Fourth Amendment rights and our freedoms to live in the United States of America,” Senator Anderson stated in a press release.

The bill would prohibit state agencies and officials, as well as corporations that provide services to the state, from assisting the NSA in collecting data without warrants on 38 million Californians. Services that the NSA relies upon include power and water needed to cool its powerful supercomputers.