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Right To Know Bill Draws Industry Push Back

CONSUMER PRIVACY—U.S.

April 4, 2013

The California bill that would require the state’s retailers to disclose data collection and use to consumers has drawn varied reactions from advocates and businesses. CSO reports groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU support the Right To Know Act of 2013 for the power it would grant consumers over their personal information. But the California Chamber of Commerce and TechAmerica, among others, say the bill is too broad in its definition of personal information and worry it would open the door to “frivolous lawsuits,” the report states.
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