Governor Newsom Signs Law That Aims to Save Children from Hot Cars AB 2717 Grants Immunity to Good Samaritans Who Break Windows to Rescue Kids

(Sacramento) – California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2717 into law on September 30, a bill authored by Assembly Member Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park). The new law will provide people with immunity from liability for damage to cars and trucks when someone is rescuing children age 6 and younger trapped in a vehicle. The law takes effect on January 1, 2021.

Facial recognition regulation: AB 2261 is a long overdue solution

The incursion of facial recognition technology in our everyday lives is already present, but we have few tools to discover or limit its use.

Last year, a California law enforcement officer was browsing through a social media platform and came across a missing child’s photo, posted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. After taking a screenshot, the officer fed the image into facial recognition system that returned a list of online sex ads featuring the missing girl.

We must stand together to stop hateful acts against Asian Americans during COVID-19 pandemic

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must prevail against discrimination and hateful attacks against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

For many Asian Americans, the COVID-19 pandemic has become very personal, due to feelings of anger and fear. They have experienced verbal and physical attacks, and harassment because the coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China, and has been characterized as a “Chinese virus.”

Assembly Committees Convenes First Informational Hearing On Facial Recognition Technology

SACRAMENTO – State legislators, key academics, industry experts, government liaisons, and consumer and civil liberties representatives convened on Tuesday for the first informational hearing of the California State Assembly on Facial Recognition Technology (FRT). The committees examined the promises and challenges associated with FRT, and impact it may have on California residents, state and local governments, and businesses. Also considered was the role that the Legislature should take in approaching this complex and emerging issue.