The Los Angeles Times thinks that in the coming year legislator’s attention is likely to turn to private companies and how they protect consumers’ information.
That would be a refreshing change of pace if it were true.
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 privacy or better services.
For example, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality regulations, state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) pledged to bring them back to California.
Progressive legislators will put forth dozens of bills to undo what is happening in Washington.
Unfortunately corporate America has a powerful ally with deep pockets in Sacramento…the Legislature. Most of these bills will go nowhere.