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California Privacy Protection Agency

The California Privacy Protection Agency, which is tasked with creating and enforcing an accessible data deletion mechanism for Californians, is set to host a listening and learning session this month.  
The California Privacy Protection Agency, meanwhile, is seeking qualified applicants for the role of chief information officer.
Facing a looming deadline to introduce proposed laws, state Assembly members and senators continue to release legislation that could impact IT companies and governments alike.
California’s Privacy Protection Agency has shared draft rules on how companies using automated decision-making tools — including those powered by artificial intelligence — can use consumers’ information.
The California Privacy Rights Act, which is posted online, addresses restrictions on data gathering, requirements for disclosure to consumers, and details about opting out of the data gathering.
Public- and private-sector IT executives shared ideas on generative AI, AI in general and what’s next at the recent California Government Innovation Summit.
State lawmakers have approved the Delete Act, which would allow consumers, with a single request, to have every data broker delete their personal information.
“These companies know more about us than we know about ourselves, and they’re the ones in control of our personal information, not us,” said Justin Kloczko of the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog.
The draft language was presented this month by the California Privacy Protection Agency, but tech industry lobbyists are protesting, saying the proposed regulations could end up limiting technology as ordinary as Excel spreadsheets.
The California Privacy Protection Agency is recruiting for a deputy executive director, who will also serve as the agency’s chief deputy director.
The stakes are high: The rules under consideration will determine corporate access to lucrative personal information about people. No other state, nor the federal government, has an agency devoted solely to enforcing privacy laws.
Departments are seeking a chief information officer, a branch chief and a product owner.
“The CIO organizes, directs, and evaluates the activities of IT staff and contractors,” the job posting says. “A key focus is supporting the agency in achieving strategic and tactical outcomes through the interactions between architecture, projects, vendors, and state teams.”
The California departments of Finance and Veterans Affairs, and the new California Privacy Protection Agency are seeking to hire IT managers and a deputy director.