CA Prop 24: Consumer privacy laws

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The lengthy, text-filled proposition has left people divided about its meaning when it comes to privacy.

CALIFORNIA, USA — Two years ago, state lawmakers passed what were supposed to be new, cutting-edge privacy protections into law. However, it didn’t end up doing much to change how peoples’ data was collected and shared.

Some of the same people who pushed that law through argue we need Proposition 24 to finish the job by plugging what they see as loopholes exploited by the big tech companies.

On the other hand, Prop 24 is opposed by some privacy advocates, most notably Public Citizen and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). 

Consumer Watchdog, however, is supporting the proposition. 

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The first thing to know about Prop 24 is that it’s beefy. The text of the proposed new law stretches 52 pages long, and it is not an easy read. That’s part of why this ballot question is dividing old allies.

One leading group on digital privacy, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, even took a neutral position on Prop 24, calling it “a mixed bag of partial steps backwards and forwards.”

The California Democratic Party is also …

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