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California, home of Silicon Valley, ramps up online privacy law


The law also gives people a right to “say no” to the sale of their personal information, and calls for them to be treated the same as anyone else online if they opt to restrict use of their data. — Dreamstime/TNS

The law also gives people a right to “say no” to the sale of their personal information, and calls for them to be treated the same as anyone else online if they opt to restrict use of their data. — Dreamstime/TNS

SAN FRANCISCO: California on June 28 passed a strict new law aimed at protecting people’s privacy online, a move that promised to shift the terrain on which internet firms operate in the wake of recent scandals.  

The bill, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, followed in the spirit of the General Data Protection Regulation, which recently took effect in Europe. 

   

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