Legislators block consumer privacy initiative, agree to allow personal information selling to continue

Screenshot 2018-06-22 at 08.52.01.pngThe elites in California who run our state have reached a deal on consumer privacy. As usual, when this kind of thing happens, it’s a good deal…for them.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Democrats in the California Legislature and a wealthy San Francisco developer have reached a tentative agreement to enact major new consumer privacy rules in exchange for the withdrawal of a measure privacy activists were poised to get on the November ballot.

Taking away your right to vote on this issue is their good deal gift to you. The Governor has yet to sign off on this. Let’s hope he doesn’t.

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 would allow customers to ask businesses to reveal the personal information it gathers on them and block the businesses from selling the information.

That sounds reasonable. After all, it’s your information, why should you surrender it so someone else can sell it, just because you buy a pair of socks online?

Business groups who own most all of our state legislators didn’t think so.

The “compromise” legislation, still allows “information sharing” between companies. That means companies can still sell your personal information.

It’s not a good deal. Then again, when was the last time you got a good deal from your legislator?

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