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New California Assembly privacy panel is 'the key committee to watch'
New California Assembly privacy panel is 'the key committee to watch'

SACRAMENTO — One of the Assembly's hottest tickets this legislative session may be a seat on the new Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection. Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) this month created the panel to deal with the growing threat to privacy from the use and abuse of the Internet and digital information about the health, finances, education and shopping habits of millions of Californians. "California has a strong history of protecting consumer privacy while spurring an innovation economy," she said. The committee, which also will handle other consumer issues such as false advertising, "is the key committee to watch in the coming session,"...

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