Feb 3, 2023

Alum Ashkan Soltani Breaks Down California’s Data Protection Law

From Marketplace Tech

California’s data protection law expands to cover employees

By Meghan McCarty Carino and Jesus Alvarado

California has been a leader in consumer data privacy law. But those protections don’t mean much if they’re not being enforced.

So, under a sweeping voter initiative that took effect this year, the state has created an agency dedicated to the task. It’s the first of its kind in the U.S., which, unlike Europe, has no comprehensive federal data privacy regulation.

Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino spoke with Ashkan Soltani, the executive director of the new California Privacy Protection Agency. He said one of his goals is to educate the public about their rights under the newly expanded California Privacy Rights Act. 

Listen to the full podcast here.

Ashkan Soltani is a 2009 graduate of the Master of Information Management and Systems at the UC Berkeley School of Information.

Last updated: February 6, 2023