19 Jun Amazon, Microsoft Express Opposition to California Privacy Act
Silicon Valley giants Microsoft, Amazon, Uber, and Google had reportedly backed a campaign that opposes California’s Consumer Privacy Act.
The tech companies had already donated thousands of dollars into the campaign. However, Facebook and Verizon eventually withdrew even after contributing $200,000.
The Act seeks to give Californians the right to know what data companies have on them and to compel those companies not to sell their personal information. An Amazon spokesperson said that while the company supports the initiative’s goal of protecting consumer privacy, it is worried that the unworkable requirements of the Act will hinder innovation on behalf of our customers.