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The California Public Utilities Commission Oks Driverless Expansion Despite Incomplete Safety Record

A former Cruise lawyer and current CPUC commissioner voted in favor of his former employer

The California Public Utilities Commission Must Reject Robotaxi Expansion

The city of San Francisco said there have been over 240 such reported incidents since the beginning of the year. But you wouldn’t know it if you asked regulators or the robotaxi companies themselves. They don't have to report it.

Consumer Watchdog Applauds CA Privacy Agency’s Investigation into Car Data

California’s privacy enforcement agency is investigating how car companies that collect personal data—a ballooning multibillion dollar industry—are complying with data privacy laws.

Judge Delays CA Data Privacy Law to 2024

California’s new data privacy law won’t take effect until March 29, 2024 after a superior court judge Friday ruled the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) didn’t pass regulations in a timely manner.

How New CA Privacy Regulations Can Be Drawn to Stop Biased Algorithms

Los Angeles, CA—Today Consumer Watchdog released a report spotlighting the profiling flaws of algorithms and submitted a letter this week to the state privacy agency outlining how new state...

City of LA Must Stop Approving Digital Ad Contracts That Violate Privacy Laws

Today Consumer Watchdog called on the city’s new leadership to address a bus shelter contract approved by the City Council that tracks people’s location via digital ads on our public sidewalks.

CA Privacy Board OKs Landmark Personal Data Regulations, Some Key Protections Left Out

Los Angeles, CA—After nearly a year of rulemaking and over 1,000 pages of public comments later, the country’s first dedicated data privacy agency on Friday approved regulations aimed at...

Landmark Privacy Law Will Take Effect Without Final Regulations

April is the earliest regulations will be done.

Last-Minute Proposed Changes Could Weaken Landmark CA Privacy Rules

Los Angeles, CA—As California begins to finalize a groundbreaking privacy law this week, Consumer Watchdog is calling on the agency drafting regulations to tighten rules so users can take...

Privacy Groups Urge Pelosi to Halt Preemption of California Privacy Law

Los Angeles, CA -- Consumer Watchdog and a coalition of nonprofits opposed preemption of California’s landmark privacy law in a letter sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today urging her to...

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