It’s Time for California to Guarantee “Privacy for All”

Privacy is a right. It is past time for California to ensure that the companies using secretive practices to make money off of our personal information treat it that way. EFF has for years urged technology companies and legislators to do a better job at protecting the privacy of every person. We hoped the companies would realize the value meaningful privacy protections. Incidents such as the Cambridge Analytica scandal and countless others proved otherwise. Californians last year took an important step in the right direction, by enacting the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). But much work remains to be done. “Privacy for All,” a bill introduced today by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, builds on the CCPA’s foundation. It promises to give everyone the rights, knowledge, and power to reclaim their own privacy. Rights for All Californians have an inalienable, constitutional right to privacy. But the scale and secrecy of corporate monetization of our personal…

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