Opposition to Prop 24 unites liberal, moderate and conservative advocates
Consumer, privacy and good government groups leading the opposition include the
Prop 24's wealthy sponsor met behind closed doors with Facebook and high tech lobbyists while he was drafting this so-called "privacy" initiative.1 Tech companies are silent on Prop 24. The
Consumer and privacy groups object to Proposition 24's approval of Pay for Privacy schemes, its elimination of privacy rights when Californians travel outside the state, and its changes to current law that make it more cumbersome for consumers to stop corporations from selling their confidential personal data.
Advocates for vulnerable communities are alarmed that Proposition 24 will create privacy haves and have-nots. Millions of Californians who are struggling during a pandemic and high unemployment cannot afford to pay more to secure their privacy. They will be forced to choose between good online connections without privacy, or inferior internet access if they assert their privacy rights. Prop 24 also omits immigration status as a category of confidential information, and it eliminates the right of individuals to delete information posted on Facebook or other social media platforms, which exposes immigrants to greater risk of intimidation and deportation.
Color of Change, labor and civil rights leader
Unions opposing Prop 24 include the
At the same time, Prop 24 is a costly burden on small business. Businesses are already spending as much as
Big tech companies are likely to gain an unfair advantage, as Prop 24's costs are a handicap to any potential new competition.
Also uniting this diverse coalition of Prop 24 opponents are grave concerns with its restrictions that make it next impossible for lawmakers to correct its flaws or to strengthen privacy rights. This concern is echoed by legal scholars6 and editorials opposing Prop 24 in the
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