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California Considers Mandatory Disclosure Bill

CONSUMER PRIVACY—U.S.

April 3, 2013

California is considering requiring companies to disclose their data-use practices to California consumers upon request, Threatpost reports. If the Right to Know Act of 2013 passes, California would be the first state to require “any business that retains customer data to give a copy of that information, including who it has been shared with for the past year, upon request.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation supports the bill; a spokesperson said it brings California’s “outdated transparency law into the digital age.”
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