A group of five California State Assembly members has introduced a data privacy omnibus package, Government Technology reports. It is expected to include four bills and a resolution designed to bolster the California Consumer Privacy Act. The four bills include rules to no longer allow companies to store voice data on smart speakers used for marketing, requirements for social media companies to obtain a parent’s permission before any child uses their platforms, a new data breach notification rule, and a push to have Congress and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission update federal antitrust legislation. AB 288 is the only part of the omnibus to be formally introduced, which mandates social media companies must give users who shut down their accounts the choice to have their personally identifiable information permanently removed.
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