LWDA Privacy Policy

The State of California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) is committed to protecting the privacy rights of individuals. It is our policy to limit the collection of personal information and protect the personal information we collect and maintain.

The personal information collection and management policies, practices, and procedures implemented by LWDA are governed by law, including the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Civil Code Section 1798 et seq.), the Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.), Government Code Sections 11015.5 and 11019.9, and Sections 1094 and 1095 of the California Unemployment Insurance Code.

LWDA identifies the purposes for which personal information is collected at or before the time the information is collected. Personal information will not be disclosed, made available, or otherwise used for purposes other than those specified at the time of collection except with the consent of the subject of the data or as authorized by law.

LWDA collects personal information about individuals through the LWDA website if an individual provides such information to LWDA voluntarily when subscribing for email updates. 

LWDA uses Google Analytics to help us understand how visitors use this website so that the site can be improved.  Based on the user’s interaction with our site, the Google Analytics persistent cookies may collect data such as the date, time spent during the session, browser used, traffic source, and geolocation.    You can read the privacy policy for Google Analytics here.  If you do not enable cookies, some functions of our site may not work properly.  Users always have the option of clearing the browser cache after the site visit, which will delete the cookie.        

The Google Analytics cookie resides in a user’s browser for two years.  You can choose not to have your data collected by Google Analytics by downloading their opt-out browser add-on.

LWDA will not distribute or sell any electronically collected personal information about users to any third party without the user’s written consent.  Electronically collected personal information is exempt from requests made under the Public Records Act. 

LWDA takes steps to secure personal information against loss, damage, modification, unauthorized access, or disclosure as required by federal and California Law, and the State Administrative Manual policy. Information voluntarily provided by you will be protected by the appropriate computer, network, and internet technical security controls at the employee and departmental level to prevent unauthorized access. Some of these security controls include password and user identification verification, data encryption, confidential transmissions, secure storage areas, and audit trails.

Individuals have the right to access information about themselves and may request a correction of any inaccuracies. You have the right to have your electronically collected personal information discarded without reuse or distribution.

To request access to or deletion of your records, report any inaccuracies, provide comments, or file complaints related to privacy, please contact the LWDA Privacy Office, P.O. Box 826880, MIC #55, Sacramento, CA  94280-0001, call us at (916) 653-9900, or email us at  PrivacyOffice@labor.ca.gov.


Effective Date: June 1, 2023

Review/Revision Date:  May 31, 2023