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Daily Dashboard | Op-ed: Privacy legislation is welcomed, has meaning for some tech companies Related reading: Perspective: OneTrust acquires Privacy Core


In an op-ed for The Mercury News, Purism CEO Todd Weaver and Brave CEO Brendan Eich write about their organizations being part of a new generation of tech companies that "support strong privacy protections, not just token 'regulation' that doesn’t really protect consumers." The writers believe improved protections start with the California Consumer Privacy Act, which they believe big tech companies are "watering down" by killing and passing bills that are beneficial to their business. "Big tech’s cries that CCPA’s privacy protections will stifle innovation are false," they write, adding that the EU General Data Protection Regulation brought similar fears that turned into opportunity. "We can rise to the occasion. Making sure that our customers’ and families’ privacy rights are protected isn’t merely doable. It is imperative." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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