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Opposition to Prop 24 unites liberal, moderate and conservative advocates

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Proposition 24’s anticipated harm to consumers, workers, immigrants and small business has created an uncommon alliance of opponents that spans the political spectrum.

Consumer, privacy and good government groups leading the opposition include the ACLU, the League of Women Voters of California, Consumer Federation of California, the California Alliance for Retired Americans, Consumer Action, Public Citizen, Californians for Privacy Now and the Center for Digital Democracy.

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 San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial opposing Prop 24 concludes that tech giants do not consider Prop 24 a threat to their privacy-invading practices.2

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 …

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