Samantha Young

The bill, which had been gutted by the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee earlier this summer, now goes to the full Assembly for a vote.
Gov. Jerry Brown will now decide whether the legislation to create a special cybersecurity team within the Secretary of State’s Office will become law.
The bill comes after a spate of recent media reports this summer, where dozens of female tech entrepreneurs detailed unwanted sexual advances from influential and wealthy men who had the power to fund their ideas.
AB 375 would require ISPs to allow customers to give their consent for the use, sale and sharing of their personal information.
An Assembly budget panel this week approved plans by the Brown administration to implement a statewide data-driven and performance management framework.The Data-Driven Management Initiative by the Government Operations Agency is an attempt to measure, report and monitor organization results across state departments.
An urgency measure would require the department to create an electronic history of controlled substances that have been dispensed to an individual based on data contained in its prescription drug database known as the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, or CURES.
A Senate committee has approved legislation that would require future state budgets be available in a downloadable spreadsheet format.
New legislation approved as Department of Justice launches data collection platform for 'use of-force' reporting.
'All of our shared drive files have been encrypted with software typically used in ransomware attacks,' said spokesman Andrew LaMar.
The state Legislature passed three bills all concerned with protecting state data and computer systems.
The Department of Technology is among a number of agencies this year that have asked the Legislature to authorize more spending for cybersecurity in the aftermath of an auditor’s report.
Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, wants to expand the 2-1-1 number to all of the counties that don’t have it yet and provide a single, easy-to-remember number for essential services.
An Assembly budget subcommittee has given its approval to Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal, siding with advocates who say the state should support advances in medicine that could improve the lives of Californians.
At issue is a state auditor report released last summer that revealed California’s dismal compliance with its own security standards to protect sensitive information.
Under AB 2395 by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, telephone companies would have three years to educate the public about alternative phone services. Starting in 2020, a phone company could discontinue landline service so long as an alternative service is available in the area.
The state Fair Political Practices Commission has told lawmakers that it has no business tracking state procurement as a lobbying activity — the heart of one lawmaker’s effort to bring greater transparency to state spending.
The system would give state taxing and public health officials, and law enforcement the ability to follow a marijuana plant from a seed to the packaged product at a dispensary.
The goal is preventing any more damage from flooding, something that happens every time there is substantial rainfall.
Assemblyman Jay Obernolte is renewing Republican efforts to codify into state law Gov. Jerry Brown’s cybersecurity center.
The California School Dashboard is designed to give parents “easy reports” about their child’s school or district, and provide detailed downloadable data that can help identify areas where schools might need help.