California Passes Toughest Privacy Law in the US

California Passes Toughest Privacy Law in the US

Gov. Jerry Brown signed last Thursday the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 which is said to be the strictest privacy law in the US which will give consumers sweeping control over their data.

The law, introduced by assembly member Ed Chau and state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, gives users the right to know what information is being collecting from them, why it is being collected and who it is being shared to. The act also empowers consumers to bar tech companies from selling their data, while children under 16 have to opt in before the companies are allowed to collect their information at all.

However, it is said that the law still have some loopholes which allow tech companies to “share” the user’s data even if the user bars them from selling it.

Source: CNN Money

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