Located in the California Office of Information Security and Privacy Protection, the California Office of Privacy Protection (COPP) was created by legislation in 2000 and opened in 2001. Its mission is to identify consumer problems in the privacy area and encourage the development of fair information practices. The Office:
- Assists individuals with identity theft and other privacy-related concerns.
- Provides consumer education and information on privacy issues.
- Coordinates with local, state and federal law enforcement on identity theft investigations.
- Recommends policies and practices that protect individual privacy rights.