Calif. Bill Would Force Cos. To Hand Out Data-Sharing Info

Law360, New York (February 25, 2013, 6:09 PM EST) -- A California lawmaker on Friday proposed legislation that would tighten the state's landmark “Shine the Light” law by requiring companies to disclose more detailed information about their data-sharing practices and giving consumers the ability to say they were injured by subsequent violations.

The current law, which was enacted in 2005, requires companies to respond to requests from California residents about how their information is being collected and shared by disclosing only what data they have collected and shared with others for direct marketing purposes, such as...
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