Author Archives: Stina Va

California Legislature Caves to Big Tech Pressure Again and Undermines Consumer Privacy Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2019 Media Contact: Daisy Vieyra [email protected]; 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Today, the California Senate Appropriations Committee refused to advance SB 561, a bill that would allow Californians to hold tech companies accountable for privacy violations. SB 561 is…

Administrative Fees (SB 144)

Right now, California law charges administrative fees to people who come in contact with the criminal justice system, including fees for public defenders, booking, mandatory drug testing, and costs related to a person’s incarceration and probation supervision, like electronic monitoring….

Privacy for All (AB 1760)

Advances in technology and drastic changes in business practices have outpaced the law. The lack of adequate privacy protections has undercut the privacy, safety, and financial security of Californians, with disparate impacts on people of color, immigrants, and other vulnerable…

Legislative Infographic

It’s vital to know how your state legislature operates in order to hold your elected officials accountable in an effective manner. Below you will find a comprehensive infographic that illustrates just how you can make your voice heard and create…

ACLU Commends California Governor Newsom’s Plan to Place Moratorium on Executions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2019 Contact: Daisy Vieyra [email protected], 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Last night, news broke that California Governor Gavin Newsom is planning to announce a moratorium on executions in the state. The following statement can be jointly attributed to the…