Appeals court urged to uphold California’s financial privacy law

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By Consumers Union on Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

Consumer organizations file an amicus brief in California’s landmark financial privacy lawuit

Consumers Union, EPIC, AARP, ACLU, US PIRG, CalPIRG, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, National Association of Consumer Attorneys and Consumer Federation of California filed an amicus brief in support of the Defendants in the ABA v. Lockyer case. This case, brought by the national bank trade association groups, threatens pivotal parts of California’s landmark financial privacy law. Financial institutions lost in district court and have now appealed to the 9th Circuit. This amicus brief urges the court to uphold the lower court’s ruling and to ensure that Californians enjoy all of the privacy rights included in SB 1.

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