Report 2015-130 Recommendation Responses

Report 2015-130: The CalGang Criminal Intelligence System: As the Result of Its Weak Oversight Structure, It Contains Questionable Information That May Violate Individuals' Privacy Rights (Release Date: August 2016)

Recommendation for Legislative Action

To ensure that CalGang, or any equivalent statewide shared gang database, has an oversight structure that supports accountability for proper database use and for protecting individuals' rights, the Legislature should require that CalGang or any equivalent statewide shared gang database adhere to federal regulations and relevant safeguards from the state guidelines, including supervisory reviews of database entries and regular reviews of all records.

Description of Legislative Action

Assembly Bill 90 (Weber, Chapter 695, Statutes of 2017) requires shared gang databases to be used and operated in compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations, statutes, and guidelines.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: October 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Legislation Enacted

Description of Legislative Action

AB 2298 (Chapter 752, Statutes of 2016) requires these databases to comply with federal requirements regarding the privacy and accuracy of information in the database and other operating principles for maintaining these databases.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: November 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Legislation Enacted

All Recommendations in 2015-130