SAN FRANCISCO — ACLU of Northern California Technology and Civil Liberties Attorney Jacob Snow made the following statement regarding Prop. 24:
Proposition 24 appears to have passed, despite its deep flaws, and sends a clear message from California voters to the California legislature that they expect and demand action to protect their privacy and safeguard their fundamental privacy rights.
As we face a global pandemic and a shifting political climate, it’s never been clearer that the power to control our personal information and protect our privacy is critical not only to our personal safety and financial security but also to our democratic society and its most vulnerable members.
Now is the time for the California legislature to build on Proposition 24 to make sure companies get permission before using or sharing our personal information, prohibit companies from charging us more for exercising our fundamental rights, and impose substantial consequences on companies that break the law. Californians will not — and should not — accept anything less.