California's New Consumer Privacy Law

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In this age of computers, banks, lenders and insurance companies are compiling vast dossiers of financial information and selling them to one another. But a California State Senator is determined to curtail the selling of what she calls "financial DNA" with a tough new bill that closes loopholes in federal legislation and increases protection for consumer privacy. Governor Davis says he'll sign it. We speak with the author of the bill, the Governor's office and interested business on one of this year's most heavily lobbied proposals in Sacramento.
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Immigration & Naturalization Service

Los Angeles Times

Alliance for Fair Information Practice

California Chamber of Commerce

Financial Institutions: Consumer Privacy Bill (SB 773)

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Frances Anderton