Protect our data privacy

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Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Our personal data is valuable, needing secure protection in this digital age. In 2018, Gov. Jerry Brown signed California’s Consumer Protection Act, the toughest, most far-reaching data protection law ever passed in the United States. Though the law was passed in 2018, its provisions became effective Jan. 1. The CCPA grants Californians the right to request that businesses disclose any personal information collected about them, the categories and sources of the information, data on sales of that information to third parties and the right to request deletion of personal data. The act also grants consumers the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information and prohibits businesses from discriminating against consumers for exercising those rights. Selling information about
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