California Identity Theft and Personal Information Protection Act

California Identity Theft and Personal Information Protection Act

This measure increases existing penalties for persons convicted of certain identity theft crimes. Specifically, it increases the length of incarceration as well as the monetary fine that must be paid by persons convicted of identity theft crimes. For example, it includes identity theft among the list of crimes that may be used to establish a pattern of criminal gang activity for which a convicted person may receive a sentence enhancement. Additionally, it establishes sentence enhancements for identity theft crimes committed against multiple victims, minors, and the elderly. Finally, it establishes a “computer forensic analysis” fee of $250 for persons convicted of certain identity theft crimes, and requires that revenues from this fee be used to support the cost of operations, equipment and staff training of forensic laboratories operated by, or under contract with, state and local governments.

Source: State of California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

http://oag.ca.gov/privacy/privacy-laws