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Online privacy bill passes California legislature, heads to governor

California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law a sweeping privacy measure that will let consumers block the sale of their online personal information and request that it be deleted, likely changing the way online companies do business.

It's one of the strongest privacy bills passed in the US, and sponsors said they hoped it would be a model for other states. The California state legislature unanimously passed the bill, with the Senate voting 36-0 and the Assembly 69-0.

The legislation is a compromise between...

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