The San Francisco Chronicle reports on how a ballot measure could grant city residents extra personal data protection. While supporters of the ballot measure say it would afford residents the toughest data protection rules in the country, Prop. B would require third-party companies to protect consumer data if the city issues them a permit, grant or license and outlines 11 principles. If approved by voters, the measure would then go to the Board of Supervisors in May, and public hearings would be conducted before a vote. Others fear the measure would weaken the city’s Sunshine Ordinance, which allows for easier access to public records and serves to strengthen open meeting laws.
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