California Bill Puts Privacy Restrictions on Internet Service Providers

Nearly three months after Congress struck down federal regulations that aimed to protect internet users from having their online activities secretly tracked and sold, state lawmakers are unveiling new legislation that would require companies to follow such rules in California.The proposed rules — amended into an obscure bill about video arcades — would prevent broadband providers such as Comcast and AT&T from collecting or selling certain personal information unless customers “opt in” to policies, among other requirements.