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    May 20, 2019
    By ANDREW OXFORDMay 16, 2019
     

    California lawmakers blocked an effort Thursday to expand the state’s sweeping new data privacy law, handing a victory the tech industry as it faces mounting scrutiny over how it collects, stores and sells consumers’ information.

    The state that is home to Silicon Valley and tech giants such as Facebook passed the country’s most sweeping data privacy law last year. The law gives customers the right to know what data companies are collecting from them as well as the right to delete and restrict the sale of that information. The California Consumer Privacy Act takes effect next year.  Read More