States Push Their Own Internet Privacy Rules

"Now that Congress has killed internet privacy regulations due to take effect this year, a number of states are weighing their own measures to protect consumers' personal information…So far the state has been quiet on the internet-privacy front, but that will change soon, according to an aide to Assemblyman Ed Chau, a Democrat who heads the Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee."

California Today: Weighing a Response on Internet Privacy

Excerpted from the New York Times: "President Trump this month signed a resolution to undo internet privacy rules that would have kept companies like AT&T and Comcast from selling users’ browsing histories and other personal data. Almost immediately, a number of states — among them Washington, Connecticut and Massachusetts — moved to pass new rules that would in effect replicate those nullified by Congress. But California, a pioneer of privacy protections, has so far been silent. That could soon change."