Calif. 'Right To Know' Bill Stalled Amid Big Tech Backlash

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 8:17 PM EDT) -- Facing staunch opposition from companies like Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. as well as lawmakers, a California assemblywoman on Thursday pulled back a proposal to tighten the state’s landmark “Shine the Light” law by requiring companies to reveal all the ways they use private data.

Instead of considering AB 1291, also known as the Right to Know Act of 2013, on Tuesday as planned, lawmakers will not consider the bill until at least January, after Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, delayed action on the bill by...
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