Popular tech companies work to stop California privacy law

The Intercept:

The idea that Californians might gain sweeping new privacy rights has spooked Silicon Valley, internet service providers, and other industries that increasingly rely on data collection, leading to a lobbying push to defeat the initiative before it gains traction.

Laws like this are becoming increasingly necessary to safeguard personal information as more and more companies make money by monetizing user data handed over to them. None of the companies covered by this law have demonstrated that they deserve the benefit of the doubt when handling sensitive information.