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Workplace Security: California

Workplace Security requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Leanne Coffman

Summary

  • California has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. See Trade Secrets.
  • California is one of several states that define certain computer-related offenses as behavior that constitutes trespassing. See Computer Misuse and Trespass.
  • California requires a person or business that owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal information to notify the appropriate authorities and affected residents of a security breach. See Data Breaches.
  • The California Consumer Privacy Act grants a California resident the right to request that a business that collects a consumer's personal information to disclose to that consumer the categories and specific pieces of personal information the business has collected. See California Consumer Privacy Act.
  • California is a May Issue state, although other laws also impact carrying concealed weapons in the state. See Guns and Weapons in the Workplace.
  • The state requires all employers under Cal/OSHA to create and maintain emergency action and fire prevention plans. See Emergency Action Plan; Fire Prevention Plan.