California is front line in fight over tech regs
California is the new front line in the fight over regulating the tech industry.
State lawmakers have put in place a tough new data privacy law and are moving to pass legislation not just restoring net neutrality, but implementing even stronger rules than those passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under former President Obama.
The moves have the tech and telecom industries worried that other states will adopt California’s tough approach, and they are mobilizing against the forthcoming rules. Consumer advocates, meanwhile, are vowing to defend them, setting the stage for a showdown.