Gov Newsom (D-CA) proposes 'new data dividend' that could call on Facebook and Google to pay users
In his first state of the state address, Gov Gavin Newsom (D-CA) proposed "a new data dividend" that could allow residents to get paid for providing access to their data. "California's consumers should also be able to share in the wealth that is created from their data," Gov Newsom said. The data dividend proposal follows the CA state legislature's passage in 2018 of a landmark data privacy bill, granting consumers specific rights related to their personal digital information that's collected, shared or maintained by businesses. The legislation allows consumers to request that personal information be deleted and requires businesses that collect personal data to disclose how and why it's being used.
California governor proposes 'new data dividend' that could call on Facebook and Google to pay users (CNBC)