CFC opposes AB 165, which guts digital privacy rights for anyone attending or working in a public school
CFC joins nearly 50 other civil rights, immigration, racial justice, youth, health, privacy, labor, LGBTQ and Muslim community organizations in opposition to AB 165 (Cooper). AB 165 would decimate the digital privacy rights for students and public school staff that are currently in place under the California Electronic Communication Privacy Act (CalECPA). It would give any school employee the ability to conduct a digital search of students’ or employees’ devices without: outside review; notice to the individual or her parents/guardians; or safeguards limiting retention, disclosure or use of information.
4/14/17 The efforts of the broad coalition of community groups opposing AB 165 worked, and the bill was stopped.