EFF: California’s DELETE Act Protects Us From Data Brokers
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Oct 16, 2023 at 9:58pm #28874PatriciaGuest
Huge victory… California leading the way as usualOct 16, 2023 at 10:13pm #28875JoseGuest
S.B. 362 directs the California Privacy Protection Agency to create a deletion mechanism for data brokers that allows someone to make this request of every data broker with a single, verifiable consumer request. This gives us all a much-needed method to exercise our privacy rights. It also helps us gain better control over our data and makes it easier to mitigate the risks that the collection and sale of personal information create in our everyday lives.
We need this legislation to start holding these companies accountable.
The California Delete Act would also strengthen current California law that requires data brokers to register with the state. Specifically, S.B. 362 would require data brokers to report a broader set of information about what data they collect on consumers and strengthen enforcement mechanisms against data brokers who fail to comply with the reporting requirement. Both provisions do important work to shed light on this opaque ecosystem.
The bill is currently headed to the California Assembly Appropriations Committee. We call on California’s legislature to pass this bill to empower all Californians to gain a better grasp on their own privacy.Oct 16, 2023 at 10:14pm #28876JosephGuest
wow…Oct 16, 2023 at 10:16pm #28877TerryGuest
Why can’t the US Congress do something like this? pointless if only 1 state is going to have legislation like this