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CA Senate Passes Bill to Protect Drivers' Data

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June 2, 2010

The California Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that aims to restrict the retention, sharing and sale of information collected through automatic vehicle identification systems, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. According to Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), the bill's author, under current law, the state transportation department and Bay Area Toll Authority, among others, can keep and sell data they've collected on travelers. If passed by the assembly, the bill will require the destruction of any data that could be linked to a vehicle or driver within 60 days and prohibit entities from selling or sharing the data.
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