By Hannah Wiley, SACRAMENTO BEE – CAPITOL MORNING
April 3, 2019
For your radar — Wandering around the Capitol halls today to “give consumers a voice on privacy” will be … wait for it … mimes.
Dressed as “recognizable television mascots of the state’s largest insurance companies,” the troupe is an attempt by the Consumer Watchdog group to demonstrate the effects of Assemblyman Tom Daly’s proposed changes to the California Consumer Privacy Act. The Anaheim Democrat’s Assembly Bill 981 is up for a vote in the chamber’s Committee on Insurance today, and the proposal exempts insurance institutions, agents, and support organizations from the CCPA.
Consumer Watchdog said the bill is a “deception of Orwellian proportions” and the mimes will be a reflection of privacy invasion.