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Facebook stops funding campaign against US consumers’ privacy

Washington, April 13: Social networking giant Facebook has decided to stop funding a campaign that aims to defeat the California Consumer Privacy Act. The act requires companies to disclose the type of personal data they gather and give people the right to prevent businesses from selling their personal data, CNET reported on Thursday. “Facebook, Google, and Comcast each have contributed $2,00,000 since February to the Committee to Protect California Jobs that is opposing the act,” the report added. “We took this step in order to focus our efforts on supporting reasonable privacy measures in California,” a company spokesman was quoted as saying, who later added that Facebook still found the act “flawed”. (IANS)

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