Facebook & Google Fight Online Privacy Bills in California Legislature

By Valerie Jennings, CEO of Jennings Social Media & MarTech

Recently, there has been quite the upset between Facebook and Google since Facebook allegedly hired a PR firm to spread steamy gossip to bloggers about Google.

However, these two players are palling up to defeat two strong privacy bills in the California legislature. Read The Wall Street Journal’s article: California Privacy Politics Makes Bedfellows of Facebook, Google.

Here are a few of the legislative details —
“One of the bills, a “do not track” proposal introduced by State Sen. Alan Lowenthal, would require companies to let people opt out of having their online data collected. The other, by State Sen. Ellen Corbett, would require social-networking sites to keep users’ information private by default and to remove personally identifying information if requested.”

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Facebook and Google Fight Online Privacy Bills in California