California lawmakers passed an internet privacy bill out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, The Associated Press reports. The vote came after state Democrats made an agreement to go forward with the privacy measure in exchange for real estate mogul Alastair Mactaggart withdrawing his own privacy law set to go on the November ballot. AB375 will give California citizens the ability to find out what personal data companies collect and why it was collected while allowing them to opt out of the collection. Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson said while there is support for the bill, lawmakers will need to address numerous issues before it goes into effect in 2020. Meanwhile, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff writes in a piece for Politico why it is time for Silicon Valley to get behind a national privacy law.
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