Taming Big Tech Is ‘Balancing Act’ for California’s Top Enforcer

Aug. 28, 2019, 10:51 AM

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has sued the Trump administration more than 50 times since 2017, but there’s one issue where the two sides may find common ground: the need to rein in Big Tech. Becerra sees his task as a “balancing act": taming tech companies and safeguarding innovation.

Tough on Tech: Becerra is known as a tough privacy enforcer, joining other states to bring Uber and Equifax to heel for data breaches. And he backs the Justice Department and FTC on the need to probe tech firms for antitrust violations. That’s not an easy sell in a state where ...

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