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Google, AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Facebook all breathlessly insist that they support consumer privacy. Several of them have even stated that they support new privacy legislation.
Verizon is following Facebook in dropping out of a coalition opposing a sweeping California ballot proposal aimed at enhancing privacy rights.
SACRAMENTO, CA (AP)— Supporters of a California initiative aimed at giving consumers more control over their personal data say they have collected enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
The California Consumer Privacy Act’s backers have turned in 625,000 signatures in their effort to get the measure on the California ballot in November, they said Thursday.
Proponents of a measure that would require companies to disclose the data they collect from consumers have submitted signatures on petitions to qualify the initiative for the November ballot...
Will Google take responsibility? It isn’t as if Google is unaware of the issues inherent in its business model. The company opposes the California Consumer Privacy Act, a November ballot measure...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will stop spending money to fight a proposed California ballot initiative aimed at giving consumers more control over their data.
[Congress] can expect to see more states take up measures like the Consumer Right to Privacy Act, a measure that proponents are trying to put on the California ballot in November.
Mainstream news outlets and respected tech blogs had one big story yesterday: Facebook dropping is opposition to the California Consumer Privacy Act.
"We're taking on the richest, most powerful industry that the world has ever seen. Standard Oil was powerful, but they didn't know everything about you."
"I just would hope that if Facebook is sincere, that they are committed to protecting users' privacy and they're not selling personal information, that they would be open to a candid dialogue."
An estimated 2,500 to 4,000 companies sell data in the U.S., including many that, like Facebook, are heavily used by families with children.
The California Consumer Privacy Act would make data collection more transparent and give consumers a way to opt out of companies selling their data.
The Facebook scandal over selling customers’ deepest secrets for huge amounts of cash has accelerated signature-gathering efforts for a 'Privacy Act' initiative on California’s ballot.
Rules on data ownership... could fix some of what's broken in the current online environment without standing in the way of change and innovation. In fact, they may encourage change and innovation.
“What we are proposing is some very basic rights: Let people find out what information companies are collecting, and let them have the ability to say, ‘Don’t sell my information,’” said Mactaggart.
Signatures are being gathered for the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which would establish a consumer’s right to request that a business disclose what categories of personal data it gathers.
Facebook joined with Google, Comcast and others this year in fighting a ballot measure in California that would allow consumers to opt out from having their information shared with advertisers...
"This initiative... will give them the power to take back some of that control and put some transparency and accountability back into a system that desperately needs it."
Why, then, is Facebook opposing the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018? That’s what the lead proponent of a proposed state ballot initiative wants to know.
Backers of a CA ballot initiative pushing for consumer privacy protections say the latest issues around privacy & Facebook are an indication that technology companies that collect consumer info...
California privacy advocates are again pushing a new privacy proposal, this time dubbed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
That it why Facebook — along with Google, Verizon, and other tech giants — is at this very moment vigorously trying to stop a California ballot initiative...
A statewide petition drive for a California consumer privacy protection measure is getting an unexpected boost from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal...
Dear Mr. Zuckerberg: As you are no doubt aware, we are sponsoring a privacy initiative to appear on the November 2018 California ballot, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
Facebook recently joined Google, Comcast, Verizon and AT&T and contributed over $1M to a PAC fighting this CA ballot initiative that would have let you opt out of data sharing with Cambridge Analytica
The lead proponent behind a proposed voter measure that would expand online privacy protections for California consumers has a message for Mark Zuckerberg: “Put your money where your mouth is.”
At the California Democratic Party convention last week in San Diego, the increasing tensions with big tech were apparent.
An address on a cable contract, the location of a cellphone, a store purchase or a simple Internet search for a vacation spot.
Debates over the cost of kidney dialysis and the rights of consumers to keep their information private are both addressed in likely ballot propositions.
Backers of an initiative that would allow consumers to control their personal information have received authorization to begin gathering signatures, Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced recently.
There are pretty strong odds that California voters soon will be hearing a lot about how consumer data are bought and sold and are asked to do something about it.
Listen to Mary Ross, president of Californians for Consumer Privacy, on KPFA 94.1 FM speaking about the California Consumer Privacy Act.
A ballot initiative proposed Friday would allow California consumers to know what personal information businesses are collecting from them, what they do with it — and to who they are selling it.
The measure would allow people to annually demand businesses provide the information they’ve collected on them, as well as to opt out of any collection.
It’s time for Californians to take back control of their privacy.