Calif. Panel OKs Online Data Protection Bill

Law360, San Diego (April 24, 2014, 10:53 PM EDT) -- A California Senate panel on Tuesday passed a bill that would put limits on how consumers’ personal information posted on commercial websites is bought, sold and traded to unregulated third parties.

S.B. 1348 cleared the state Senate Judiciary Committee on a 4-2 vote. The bill would require that online data brokers that sell personal data to third parties let California residents opt out of the sale and public posting of their personal data upon request. The opt-out notice would need to be conspicuously posted on the broker’s...
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