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Privacy Legislation Proposed To Balance New Technology

Ars Electronica, flickr
 

Ars Electronica, flickr

Technology is becoming an increasing part of our lives. And Democratic Assemblyman Mike Gatto and Republican Senator Ted Gaines announced today they are putting forward a package of bills designed to protect the privacy of consumers. The bills address body cameras, drones and data collection, among other things.

One of the bills Gatto plans to introduce would ban the sale of some TV’s in California that record people’s conversations.

"We’re not trying to hurt any technology. We’re not trying to make anybody's profit margins go away," he says. "But I do think television will survive without knowing what I said to my wife as I watched a Tide commercial."

The Internet Association is a lobbying group that represents major Internet companies. It says new laws should not “unduly hinder California’s innovation economy.”