CA SB 1000

Title: Connected devices: device protection requests.
Author: Susan Rubio

SB 1000, as amended, Ashby. Connected devices: device protection requests. Existing law authorizes a court to issue a restraining order to a person to prevent abuse, as specified, based on reasonable proof of a past act or acts of abuse. Existing law authorizes the order to be issued solely on the affidavit or testimony of the person requesting the restraining order.Existing law requires a manufacturer of a connected device to equip the device with a reasonable security feature or features that are appropriate to the nature and function of the device, appropriate to the information it may collect, contain, or transmit, and designed to protect the device and information contained in the device from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.This bill would, commencing January 1, 2026, require an account manager, as defined, to deny a person access to a connected device commencing no later than 2 days after a device protection request is submitted to the account manager, as provided, and would set forth the requirements on an account manager to make information about requests and the request process available. The bill would require a device protection request to include verification of the requester’s exclusive legal possession or control of the connected device, as specified, and identification of the connected device and the person that the requester seeks to deny access to.This bill would authorize an account manager to contact the requester or their representative to confirm that device access is denied or notify the requester that the request is incomplete. The bill would require an account manager and any officer, director, employee, vendor, or agent thereof to treat any information submitted as confidential and securely dispose of the information, as provided.Existing law authorizes a court to issue an ex parte order for, among other things, disturbing the peace of the other party. Existing law provides that disturbing the peace of the other party may be committed directly or indirectly, including through the use of a third party, and by any method or through any means including, but not limited to, telephone, online accounts, text messages, internet-connected devices, or other electronic technologies.This bill would provide that, for purposes of those provisions, an internet-connected device includes a connected device as described in the bill.

Referred to Coms. on P. & C.P. and JUD.

Bill Documents
CA SB 1000 - 05/16/24 - Amended Senate
05/16/24 - CA SB 1000 (05/16/24 - Amended Senate)

CA SB 1000 - 04/25/24 - Amended Senate
04/25/24 - CA SB 1000 (04/25/24 - Amended Senate)

CA SB 1000 - 03/13/24 - Amended Senate
03/13/24 - CA SB 1000 (03/13/24 - Amended Senate)

CA SB 1000 - 02/01/24 - Introduced
02/01/24 - CA SB 1000 (02/01/24 - Introduced)

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  • Susan Rubio - D
    Senator - State Senate - CA

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