Privacy Legislation Enacted in 2000
Unless otherwise noted, all laws go into effect January 1, 2001
AB 1862 (Torlakson) - Criminal ID theft: This bill creates a database of "criminal" ID theft victims, those who have had a criminal record falsely created using their identifying information, in the Department of Justice.
AB 1897 (Davis) - ID theft: This bill creates a petition and expedited process for a court finding of factual innocence for ID theft victims.
AB 2246 (Wayne) - Destruction of documents: This bill requires businesses to destroy (shred, e.g.) customer records containing personal information before discarding them.
AB 2797 (Papan) -Insurance info privacy: prohibits insurance companies from sharing personal health, medical or genetic info with financial institutions or other 3rd parties for purpose of extending credit.
SB 1903 (Speier) - Medical info disclosure: restricts disclosure to corporations, subsidiaries and affiliates; requires authorization for release; allows patients to correct erroneous records.
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