Dozens of companies--including Facebook and Google--are teaming up to curtail two privacy bills that have been introduced in California's state legislature. SB 761 proposes an online do-not-track mechanism, and SB 242 would require social networking sites to implement stronger privacy policies for users. In a letter opposing SB 761, the companies wrote, "Prohibiting the collection and use of this data would severely harm future innovation," and in a separate letter opposing SB 242, the companies argued the bill is "unnecessary and would be difficult to implement," The Wall Street Journal reports. A spokesman for one of the bill's sponsors said, "We've had favorable feedback on the bill from constituents and the general public." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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