Let me read that again….. Facebook, Google, IBM, & Microsoft want federal privacy legislation?
I saw the headline and thought hummm, this sounds a bit suspicious and I was RIGHT!
They are mad about the California Privacy Law and would like the federal government to step in to create a federal privacy law that would "overrule the California law and instead put into place a kinder set of rules that would give the companies wide leeway over how personal digital information (is) handled." What would be the difference between what the lobbies for the Facebook, Google, IBM & Microsoft want and what is in existence right now? I find it incredible that the very organizations that have been accused of misusing our information (and suffer breaches) want to set the standards for privacy legislation. We all know this comes down to money and these companies being able to sell our data to advertisers. The pleasure of having a data driven economy!
In a letter written to California State Senator Bill Dodd, one of the bill’s authors, by the California Chamber of Commerce and other businesses and tech groups it was argued that the California law hurts consumers, the letter stated that “Unless the law is clarified, (the consumer) might.. inadvertently be deprived of special discounts and promotions.”
Oh... so it's because I want 20% off that you violate my privacy. It's my fault. Ok. Got it!