Sacramento, CA — Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced strong support from leading privacy experts, including: Marc Rotenberg, Founder and former President of Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC); Shoshana Zuboff, award-winning author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” and featured privacy expert in the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma”; Roger McNamee, author of The New York Times best seller “Zucked: Waking Up To The Facebook Catastrophe” and Silicon Valley venture capitalist; Brittany Kaiser, Co-Founder of Own Your Own Data Foundation and Cambridge Analytica whistleblower; Dr. Johnny Ryan, leading European privacy expert; Maureen Mahoney, policy analyst at Consumer Reports; and Ashkan Soltani, Former FTC Chief Technologist and White House Senior Advisor.
“Prop 24 updates and expands California privacy law,” said Marc Rotenberg. “Prop 24 is a win for California consumers. Vote YES on Prop 24.”
“Prop 24, the California Privacy Rights Act, builds on and strengthens the 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act,” said Shoshana Zuboff. “If passed, the law will give Californians among the best privacy protections in the world, and it includes provisions for its continuous strengthening against the relentless assaults of tech lobbyists.”
“Proposition 24 is the essential complement that delivers most of what CCPA originally promised,” said Roger McNamee. “Please join me in voting yes on Proposition 24 to strengthen consumer privacy laws in California.”
“I urge Californians to vote yes on Prop 24, and for other states to follow this lead in their pursuits of consumer protection,” said Brittany Kaiser. “The future of privacy relies on giving consumers the right to control and take ownership of their own data.”
“I contributed to the text of [Prop 24], and I believe that it will materially improve everybody’s privacy, and will help publishers too,” said Dr. Johnny Ryan.
“California consumers should use their power as citizens to vote for Proposition 24 to show that they will stand up for themselves if companies and legislators won’t,” said Maureen Mahoney.
“Please join me in voting YES on Prop 24 to enshrine privacy rights for every Californian and raise the bar for the rest of the nation,” said Ashkan Soltani.
About Prop 24 / The California Privacy Rights Act
Proposition 24 would:
- Protect your most personal information, by allowing you to prevent businesses from using or sharing sensitive information about your health, finances, race, ethnicity, and precise location;
- Safeguard young people, TRIPLING FINES for violations involving children’s information;
- Put new limits on companies’ collection and use of our personal information;
- Establish an enforcement arm—the California Privacy Protection Agency—to defend these rights and hold companies accountable, and extend enforcement including IMPOSING PENALTIES FOR NEGLIGENCE resulting in theft of consumers’ emails and passwords;
- MAKE IT MUCH HARDER TO WEAKEN PRIVACY in California in the future, by preventing special interests and politicians from undermining Californians’ privacy rights, while allowing the Legislature to amend the law to further the primary goal of strengthening consumer privacy to better protect you and your children, such as opt-in for use of data, further protections for uniquely vulnerable minors, and greater power for individuals to hold violators accountable.
Yes on 24 Supporters
The Yes on Prop 24 campaign is proud to have the endorsement of former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang, Los Angeles Times editorial board, Sacramento Bee and Fresno Bee editorial board, Congressman Ro Khanna, California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, California State Controller Betty Yee, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Consumer Reports, Common Sense Media, Consumer Watchdog, AFSCME California, the NAACP of California, California Professional Firefighters, California State Building and Construction Trades Council, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21 (Bay Area), UA Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters, California State Senators Ben Allen, Bill Dodd, Lena Gonzalez, Connie Leyva, Bill Monning, Nancy Skinner, Robert Hertzberg, Scott Wiener, Bob Wieckowski and Jim Beall, California State Assemblymembers Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and David Chiu, John Burton, Former Chair of the California Democratic Party, Alex Rooker and Daraka Larimore Hall, Vice Chairs of the California Democratic Party, Dan Weitzman, Controller of the California Democratic Party, Jenny Bach, Secretary of the California Democratic Party, Dr. Lisa Strohman, JD, PhD, and more.
About Californians for Consumer Privacy
Californians for Consumer Privacy is the same group that authored the first-in-the-nation California Consumer Privacy Act, which was passed unanimously by the California State Legislature and signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown. Now the group is backing Prop 24, the California Privacy Rights Act on the 2020 ballot, to expand and enshrine privacy rights for all Californians.