Jerry Hill

Here's how California lawmakers could step in to protect the online privacy of consumers in 2018

Here's how California lawmakers could step in to protect the online privacy of consumers in 2018

Amid battles with President Trump over his calls to shut down the nation’s borders and increase deportations, California lawmakers focused this last legislative sessionon keeping personal data collected by state and local agencies away from the federal government.

In the coming year, their attention is likely to turn to private companies and how they protect consumers’ information. With federal regulation rollbacks, a rise in data breaches and a growing industry of products connected to the internet, some legislators and tech lobbyists say they want people to have more notice and control over what personal data is collected, without having to pay for...

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