This story is from Governing by Tod Newcombe:
California has proposed strengthening its data privacy rules. The prior privacy law, known as the California Consumer Privacy Act, took effect in January. While many have praised the law for taking the state in the right direction, digital rights groups have criticized those guidelines for being too weak.
The new initiative, known as the California Privacy Rights Act, would add more teeth to existing legislation by creating a new, $10 million state agency dedicated to protecting online consumer privacy. It would also restrict the use of sensitive data — like someone’s sexual orientation, Social Security number or union membership — and would make location tracking less precise, among other changes.
A federal bill could boost school security against cyberattacks. A new proposal at the federal level would create millions of dollars in new funding for cybersecurity protections for school districts. Schools have been an increasingly popular target for cybercriminals.
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