California legislation watch: social media
According to the Chronicle, Tammy Cota, the executive director of the Internet alliance trade association, states the bill “ would force users to make decisions about privacy and visibility of all information well before they even used the service for the first time, and in such a manner that they are less likely to pay attention and process the information.”
Though I’m not sure I completely buy into that argument – I do believe there should be some baseline about the ability for users to control the privacy. I think this legislation will need more tweaking before it can go live. Ideally, if we’re going to address this issue, I think it is best addressed at a federal level.