Silicon Valley companies who track and store consumer information beware -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris could be coming after you with state and federal privacy laws.
Harris announced the creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the Department of Justice Thursday. The new unit will protect consumer and individual privacy by civil prosecution using state and federal privacy laws. Harris had this to say in the announcement:
“We share and store our most sensitive personal information on phones, computers and even the cloud. It is imperative that consumers are empowered to understand how these innovations use personal information so that we can all make informed choices about what information we want to share . . . The Privacy Unit will police the privacy practices of individuals and organizations to hold accountable those who misuse technology to invade the privacy of others.”