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 specify that Justice's oversight responsibilities include developing and implementing standardized periodic training as well as conducting—or hiring an external entity to conduct— periodic audits of CalGang or any equivalent statewide shared gang database.

Description of Legislative Action

Assembly Bill 90 (Weber, Chapter 695, Statutes of 2017) requires the California Department of Justice to develop and implement standardized periodic training for all users authorized to enter data in a shared gang database, as well as for all persons with access to the CalGang database.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: October 2017

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

Description of Legislative Action

Legislation has not been introduced to address this specific recommendation.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: November 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken

All Recommendations in 2015-130