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It’s Not Just Europe: California Signs Consumer Data Privacy Law

Though GDPR is grabbing headlines, California just passed its own data-regulation law.

After the European Union’s big new General Data Protection Regulation started forcing complex new rules on how event companies operating internationally handle client data, California has now weighed in with its own rules. The Golden State has just passed its own regulation on protecting data, says CNBC:

California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed data privacy legislation aimed at giving consumers more control over how companies collect and manage their personal information, a proposal that Google and other big companies had opposed as too burdensome. Under the proposal, large companies, such as those with data on more than 50,000 people, would be required starting in 2020 to let consumers view the data they have collected on them, request deletion of data, and opt out of having the data sold to third parties. Companies must provide equal service to consumers who exercise such rights under the law. Each violation would carry a $7,500 fine. The law applies to users in California … CNBC

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