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New California bill would allow customers access to what companies know about them

Digital Trends - By this point, most people who pay attention to the Internet activities are well aware that many companies collect a lot of information about you online. Such data brokers are estimated to have collected personal information from an estimated 500 million Internet users, even though they are unwilling to share the sources of said information with a congressional inquiry looking into the subject. Knowing that, don’t you wish that you were at least able to find out just what information was being recorded about you? Well, if the company is based in California, you may soon get your chance.

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-Mezzo-1146d ago

This will never get approved, this issue will be dragged on for years & years until eventually people will stop giving a Crap.

kingPoS1145d ago

If people knew about the kind info being collected on them they'd all be using Tor browsers. lol

Tru story bro

hazelamy1145d ago

we've had something like that for years in the uk.
it's called the data protection act.
been around since about 1999 i think.

if any company in the uk keeps data about somebody, that person is legally entitled to see that data.

is also states that companies have a legal obligation to protect that data as well.

that was why sony got fined a quarter of a million in january, over the PSN hack in 2011.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/t...

i'm surprised the US doesn't already have a law governing this kind of thing.

i hope this thing gets passed anyway.
maybe if it does, the rest of the country will follow suit.
though with the power big business seems to hold in the us government, who knows if that'll happen.