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ACLU Among Activists Opposing Update to California Privacy Rules

July 22, 2020, 6:38 PM

The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are opposing a California ballot initiative to update a state law that put tough new limits on data collection by tech companies.

The initiative’s sponsor sees the measure as a rebuke to tech companies that have been trying to water down protections in the California Consumer Privacy Act, which went into effect this year. But the activists say some provisions in the proposal weaken privacy rights, including one that lets companies charge more to safeguard personal information.

“If Proposition 24 REALLY strengthened privacy protections, we’d fight for it,” activists from an ACLU...

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