Silicon Valley the land of freedom? Think again. From the LA Times:
has wielded its growing political clout at the state Capitol to kill a digital
privacy bill that would have given consumers access to information about them
being collected online.
Had the Right to Know Act become law,
would have been the first state to take direct aim at an online industry that
stockpiles and trades in a wide range of personal data about nearly every adult
in the United States.
In a major defeat for consumer groups and privacy watchdogs, AB 1291 will instead become a two-year bill, effectively putting it into a deep freeze until next year….
Wait…wait…there’s more at http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-digital-privacy-20130503,0,7322818.story