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SEC Proposes “A Clearly Unwarranted Invasion of Personal Privacy”

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed that persons involved in administrative proceedings be required to submit all documents and other items electronically.  The SEC is proposing these rules as part of its effort to create a comprehensive Internet-based electronic system that would, among other things, allow for the electronic filing and service of documents in…

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Court Orders Disclosure Of Venture Capital Fund Performance

California’s analog to the Freedom of Information Act is the Public Records Act, Government Code § 6250 et seq.  In enacting the the Public Records Act, the legislature quite properly found and declared that “access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state.”…

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Is Big Brother Watching You? In California, All You Have To Do Is Ask.

California’s Information Practices Act On November 7, 1972, the voters of California added the words “and privacy” to Article I, Section 1 of the California Constitution to guarantee an inalienable right of privacy.  Five years later, the California legislature enacted the Information Practices Act, Stats. 1977, c. 709, after finding that the “right to privacy…

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Bay State Security Breach – Implications for the Golden State

Broc Romanek recently posted an item from Alan Parness concerning a security breakdown at the Massachusetts Securities Division.  Alan raises an excellent question about whether a state agency would be as forgiving of someone that it regulates. Privacy would seem to be a very important issue in California.  In fact, the very first article and…

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