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Bill By State Senator From Santa Barbara To Protect Online Consumers Passed By Senate

Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 12:34am

The State Senate passed a bill by a Santa Barbara based senator which is intended to improve consumer privacy for those making online purchases.

Democratic Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara authored SB 383, which would limit the amount of personal information merchants can require for credit card purchases of songs, movies, apps, ebooks and other downloadable content.

The proposed law would ban businesses from using, or selling the information for marketing unless the consumer gives permission.

And, it requires that the personal information be destroyed after its use.  The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

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