(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.
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.