Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Article: California Legislature OKs offshore privacy bill

California's legislature has passed a bill regulating privacy aspects of the offshoring of personal information processing. It has landed on the Governator's desk for signature or veto. We'll keep you posted ...

Legislature OKs offshore privacy bill


By Karl Schoenberger
Mercury News

A bill that would protect the privacy of personal medical and financial information when it is processed overseas in an offshoring contract was approved by the Legislature and has been sent to the governor's desk, the author of the legislation announced Tuesday.

State Sen. Liz Figueroa, D-Fremont, said her bill -- SB 1451 -- provides that a stringent existing California law protecting consumer privacy in the state would apply to anyone who has access to such confidential information no matter where they are located. ...

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