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New State Law Pits Privacy Against Free Speech, Public Records and Data Brokers

Yuri Nagano, San Francisco Public Press — Jul 1 2019 - 6:09pm

Though consumers may ask companies to delete or stop collecting data about them, the First Amendment and open-records statutes may thwart their efforts to get people-search sites to delete data after the law takes effect in January. Information brokers argue that the data they post comes from government entities and is publicly available.

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