The ban was signed into law by Gov. In what has been described as a "Hobbesian" choice by one state legislator, AB 375 is now on the cusp of passing. The legislation will take effect January 1, 2020.
Today's developments represent a significant compromise with Alastair Mactaggart, the lead sponsor of a ballot initiative that would have brought similar proposals to California voters in November.
Companies will be required to disclose the types of data they collect about consumers and with whom they share that information, and let consumers opt-out of having their data sold.
The California Consumer Privacy Act has gotten the support of most privacy advocates, but some have pointed out that there are a few loopholes in the law that could cause problems.
Under the bill, consumers could ask companies what personal data they've collected, why it was collected and what categories of third parties have received it. Consumers could ask companies to delete their information or that they refrain from selling it.
Laws originating in the legislature instead of from ballot initiatives are easier to amend if issues arise.
Google and Facebook each gave $200,000 to a committee opposed to the ballot initiative, according to California financial disclosures, as did AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp., which often find themselves on opposite side of policy fights from the internet companies.
The new law allows consumers to be able to sue social media companies if their data is misused.
The California bill would not affect four local soda taxes that were passed in the state in recent years.
State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, a Democrat, said during a live-streamed news conference Thursday: "This is a huge step forward for California".
On Thursday, the state legislature rushed to approve the last-minute, quid pro quo deal between one of the state's largest labor unions and the American Beverage Association. If the bill fails, he says he'll push forward with the initiative.
"I've been in politics a long time, and sometimes you have to do what's necessary to avoid catastrophe", said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, who is pushing a local sales tax increase that would be at risk if the ballot measure passed.
Here's what went down, as the Sacramento Bee reports: Major beverage companies like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and their trade organization the American Beverage Association backed a ballot measure in California that would have made it extremely hard to raise local taxes and fees for any reason whatsoever (including non-beverage-centered taxes).
Look for further and more in-depth insights from Manatt on this legislative activity and similar issues in the near future. Lawmakers said that's not the bill's intent.
Associated Press food industry writer Candice Choi contributed. Strengthening internet privacy gained traction with the public this year after Facebook acknowledged that the political data firm Cambridge Analytica had ended up with information from 87 million users' profiles without their consent.
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand state Trivendra Rawat says the bus skidded and fell into a 700-foot (213-metre) deep gorge. Forty-two people died in a bus accident on Sunday morning in Uttrakhand's Pauri Garhwal district.
For Arkansas, it's a disappointing end to a fantastic season that is no doubt made worse by by a blown win in Game 2 . Campbell said all the guys from the coaches, managers, trainers are his brothers and he just loves everybody.
Police said some youths attacked a middle-aged woman at Jogendra Nagar railway station on Wednesday night. No arrests had been made in the cases but authorities said they were questioning several suspects.
A joint investigation between the Health and Safety Executive, police and Great Yarmouth Borough Council is under way. It follows the death of a seven-year-old girl in 2016 when a bouncy castle broke free from its moorings in Harlow.
As the official opening of free agency draws closer there's a strong sense that James is leaning toward the Lakers. As NBA free agency kicks off, rumors continue to swirl that LeBron James is targeting the Los Angeles Lakers .
Hovering at the astronauts' eye level, its front camera can detect if the person in front of it is indeed Gerst, or someone else. The mission, a cargo run to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract.
Despite the release date being set for tomorrow, July 2, alleged photos of the new colorway have already shown up online. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Oxygen OS 5.1 on top.
Earlier this week, the monitoring group 38 North reported that North Korea had made rapid improvements to a nuclear reactor. They also pointed out that North Korea has made similar agreements in the past, only to renege.
The president has twice visited that region to discuss the dangers of criminal immigrants, whom he has called "animals". A vast majority of voters already think we aren't doing enough to secure the borders.
Last week, Trump underscored the point of "total denuclearization", while noting that it "has already started taking place". The latest US intelligence assessment concludes that there is more than one secret site, officials tell NBC News .
In the movie , he gave up the Time Stone and the reasons for the same will probably be explored in Avengers 4 . The fourth Avengers movie , whatever it's called, will be out in theaters on May 3, 2019.
LeBron James signs with Lakers
This time, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert showed nothing but grace and gratitude after LeBron James left him for another team . He then signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets , which started his tour around the league.
Iran urges OPEC members to refrain from unilateral actions
Jahangiri said it was not that "simple". "We want to defeat America's efforts ... to stop Iran's oil exports", he said. On Fox, Trump directed blame at the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, of which Saudi Arabia is a member.
Lakers sign LeBron James, is trade for Kawhi Leonard next?
While there had been dialogue between Paul and Altman since the season ended, James had not given the team any sense of his plans. Because they own his "Bird rights" the Cavs can offer James more money than any other team - a five-year, $207 million deal.
About 1,000 turn out for immigration protest in St. Louis
More than 2,700 undocumented children have been separated from their parents since the policy was put into effect. As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner. "That is why I march today, to honour his sacrifice".