State Lawmakers Block Expansion of Data Privacy Law

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers blocked an effort to expand the state's sweeping new data privacy law Thursday, handing a victory to the tech industry as it faces mounting scrutiny over how it collects, stores and sells consumers' information. The Califor...
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California May Broaden Far-Reaching Data Privacy Law

SACRAMENTO — California consumers would have more power to sue corporations for misusing their data under a proposal announced Monday to expand what already is the nation's most far-reaching law protecting pers...
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Who Runs California? Special Interests Flex Muscles Again.

SACRAMENTO — As the deadline approached last week for measures to qualify for California's November ballot, wealthy special interests pushed lawmakers to cut deals to avoid costly ballot measure campaigns in the latest display of money's power over policymakin...