Privacy Enforcement and Protection

In the 21st century, we share and store our most sensitive personal information on phones, computers and even in “the cloud.” Today more than ever, a strong privacy program, which includes data security, is essential to the safety and welfare of the people of California and to our economy.

Privacy Enforcement & Protection Unit

The Department of Justice’s Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit:

  • Enforces state and federal privacy laws.
  • Empowers Californians with information on their rights and strategies for protecting their privacy.
  • Encourages businesses to follow privacy-respectful best practices.
  • Advises the Attorney General on privacy matters.