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How the Delete Act misses Big Tech culprits in a law designed to protect consumers

In the digital age, personal information has evolved into a sort of currency. Each click, purchase or search becomes a data point, ripe for collection, analysis and, often, sale. While data collection promises improved services and personalized experiences, it simultaneously poses significant privacy concerns. 

As the globe grapples with these implications, California emerges as a frontrunner, addressing these challenges head-on with data brokers. Unfortunately, the concerning culprits of social media companies like Meta’s Facebook and Instagram were given a pass and not included in the Delete Act signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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