July 3, 2018 > California data privacy bill moves forward
California data privacy bill moves forward
By Sophia Bollag Associated Press
A sweeping California data privacy bill has cleared its first major hurdle in the Legislature.
It would give Californians more control over the data they share with companies by allowing them to ask companies to delete it or refrain from selling it. The state Senate passed the bill 36-0 on June 28 and it now heads to the state Assembly.
Lawmakers were scrambling to get the bill to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature before the 5 p.m. June 29 deadline to withdraw initiatives from the ballot.