Consumer Reports and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse write in support of AB 825. We are strong proponents of public policy that bolsters consumers’ privacy and their individual right to choose who accesses their data and for what purposes. It is within this framework that we support this bill, which would expand the definition of personal information in California’s data breach notification and data security statutes to include genetic data. This bill would require companies to adopt reasonable security measures to protect this data from unauthorized access, and provides companies with strong incentives to comply.
For the full letter, please see the attached PDF.