California poised to establish a new data privacy regulator with Prop 24 win

California’s already tough privacy law is about to get a lot stronger as voters are expected to approve a ballot initiative expanding much of what the law covers this week. If approved, Proposition 24 would expand California’s privacy law to cover more sensitive data sets and establish a new state agency in charge of enforcing these rules for consumers. The result will be a higher standard for privacy in California and a powerful new state agency to take on tech companies.

As of press time, Proposition 24 is leading with 56 percent of the vote, as reported by The Sacramento Bee. Only about 65 percent of the vote has been tallied, but poll watchers expect the measure to clear based on the early returns.

The lead is strong enough that proponents of

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Court Rules That California Uber Drivers Could Not Establish ‘Political Coercion’ | Top News

(Reuters) – A California court on Wednesday denied an application for a temporary restraining order by the state’s Uber Technologies Inc

drivers, saying the drivers could not establish the alleged “political coercion” by the ride-hailing company.

The drivers had last week sued Uber over in-app messages regarding an upcoming gig worker ballot measure that the drivers say violates a California law protecting their political rights.

The lawsuit had said that Uber was unlawfully pressuring drivers via the app to support the Nov. 3 company-sponsored ballot measure, known as Proposition 22. Uber had rejected those claims.

“The application for a temporary restraining order is denied”, Richard Ulmer, judge of Superior Court of California for San Francisco County, said in his order.

The request for “extraordinary injunctive relief” is belated, the judge wrote, adding that the drivers could not establish if anyone was punished by Uber for advocating against Prop 22.

Prop

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Court rules that California Uber drivers could not establish ‘political coercion’

(Reuters) – A California court on Wednesday denied an application for a temporary restraining order by the state’s Uber Technologies Inc <UBER.N> drivers, saying the drivers could not establish the alleged “political coercion” by the ride-hailing company.

The drivers had last week sued Uber over in-app messages regarding an upcoming gig worker ballot measure that the drivers say violates a California law protecting their political rights.

The lawsuit had said that Uber was unlawfully pressuring drivers via the app to support the Nov. 3 company-sponsored ballot measure, known as Proposition 22. Uber had rejected those claims.

“The application for a temporary restraining order is denied”, Richard Ulmer, judge of Superior Court of California for San Francisco County, said in his order.

The request for “extraordinary injunctive relief” is belated, the judge wrote, adding that the drivers could not establish if anyone was punished by Uber for advocating against Prop 22.

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