Proposition 24 is a ballot initiative that California’s voters will decide on in November, and it seeks to expand the previously passed California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. If passed, Prop. 24 would limit the information that technology companies can collect by imposing onerous new regulations, such as forcing companies to openly disclose what information is being collected as users sign up for a service, while increasing penalties for privacy law violations. The fight for privacy rights may have good intentions, but the consequences of Prop. 24 will ultimately not benefit consumers.

You can read this op-ed in The Economic Standard.