Our personal data is sold hundreds of times a day and worth hundreds of billions of dollars, but if regulations for a first-in-the-nation privacy law are drawn correctly, consumers will get unprecedented control over their personal information beginning in just a few months.
“The Privacy Commission needs to get these rules right and these last-minute proposals would weaken otherwise tough rules on California privacy rights,” said Justin Kloczko, a tech and privacy advocate for Consumer Watchdog, who authored the new report Privacy Dawn. “Your personal data is what determines what kind of loan or job you get, or ads you see. It’s the duty of the Privacy Commission to protect our rights fully.”
In a new report, Consumer Watchdog analyzed draft regulations by the body tasked with enforcing the law, the California Privacy Protection Agency. The regulations take effect January 1, 2023. The commission will convene to finalize regulations on Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29.
Read the report here.

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