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US Department of Justice withdraws challenge to California's data protection law

Tuesday 9 February 2021 | 09:24 CET | News
The US Justice Department has withdrawn its lawsuit against California's data protection law, passed in June 2018, Reuters reported. The aim of the law was to give people more control over how companies collect and manage their personal information. It also came in response to the FCC overturning net neutrality rules in December 2017. Those rules had been voted in in 2015.

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