California Governor Kills Data Protection Bill

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed on Saturday a bill that would
have put in place strict laws governing data privacy, arguing that the costs to
comply with the law would have put unnecessary strain on small
businesses.

In vetoing the bill, Schwarzenegger said that the market was already working
to keep data safe on its own, and such legislation was unnecessary. However, at
the same time, he seemed open to considering a reworked bill.

"I encourage the author and the industry to work together on a more balanced
legislative approach," Schwarzenegger wrote in the veto message. He also argued
that the measure could put private sector standards and the state’s law in
conflict.

Source: BetaNews

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