California lawmakers pass bill to make it easier to delete personal data held by data brokers

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by hawki, Sep 15, 2023.

  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    DC Metro Area
    "California lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill known as the Delete Act that would allow consumers, with a single request, to have every data broker delete their personal information...

    Under Senate Bill 362, the California Privacy Protection Agency by January 2026 would create a way for consumers to ask that their records be erased through a single request. Roughly 500 data brokers are registered in California...

    Businesses, including advertisers, lobbied aggressively against the legislation, saying it would “destroy California’s data-driven economy.” Businesses use data to serve personalized ads, and credit bureaus use personal information to verify people’s identities..."
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