U.S. Companies Fight EU-like Proposals
ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.May 2, 2013
U.S. Internet companies are pushing back against California privacy bills that closely resemble EU proposals, Bloomberg reports. One such bill would require companies to disclose what information they share with third parties and provide them with the corresponding contact information. Another would require social networking sites to remove user information within four days of such a request, akin to Europe’s “right to be forgotten” provision in the draft data protection regulation. Companies have argued the provisions would be detrimental to ad revenues.