SACRAMENTO — A California internet privacy bill to give users more control over their data is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown after passing the Legislature on Thursday.
With the piece of legislation, which is similar to the E.U’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), online companies would have to comply with consumer requests to say what data they’ve collected, why it was collected and what categories of third parties have received it.
Companies also would have to delete the information or refrain from selling it if users ask under AB 375, known as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
The bill would also bar companies from selling data from children younger than 16 without consent.
The bill, as written, would apply only to California internet users. However, users in other states will likely see changes if it becomes law.