On August 13, two California contact tracing bills, AB-660 and AB-1782, were approved by the California Senate Judiciary Committee. These bills would affect how public agencies can collect, store and disclose personal information that is used to facilitate COVID-19 contact tracing.
- If enacted, AB-660 would prohibit any use or disclosure of data collected for purposes of contact tracing other than further contact tracing efforts.
- If enacted, AB-1782 would require businesses using or providing contact tracing technologies to provide individuals with the right to consent, access, correct, and delete personal information about them, and to carry out other measures regarding use, security. and maintenance of the data.