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Real estate mogul champions California privacy measure as tech battle brews

Over the past six months, Alastair Mactaggart has plowed $3.3 million of his own money into a California ballot initiative to pass the most extensive privacy and data security law in the United States.

The campaign chair of the proposed California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, Mactaggart says his personal financial support for the proposed law is just a fraction of what the tech industry will spend to defeat a ballot initiative expected to go before California’s voters in November.

It promises to be a fierce...

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