By Lisa Myers and Michael VadonAssociated PressArticle By Lisa M. MyersAssociated PressCalifornia lawmakers are poised to consider a new online law that would require Internet service providers to remove content from websites that do not provide them with a reasonable expectation of privacy.
The bill, sponsored by Republican state Sen. Adam Gray, would require service providers like Google, Yahoo and Facebook to make their services more secure by allowing users to install additional software that would make them more secure, which the legislation would require them to do.
Under the proposed law, California would become the first state in the country to require service companies to add encryption to their services, including their Web sites.
The proposed legislation also would allow consumers to opt out of a service provider’s encryption.
A California Supreme Court judge has issued a temporary injunction on the legislation, arguing that it could prevent California from implementing similar legislation in the future.
The ruling could allow the state to adopt the new law and begin enforcing it immediately.
The California law would require that Internet service companies, including Google, remove any content they do not have a reasonable interest in sharing with other Internet users.
The legislation also calls for state regulators to require Internet providers to provide users with a notice when their information is collected, in a form that is as easy to understand and understand as possible.
The proposed law would also require service provider privacy policies to be posted on Internet pages and websites.
It would require the posting of privacy policies on a separate webpage, such as in a news section.
The proposal is expected to pass the Senate and Assembly this year, with Gray, who is also a Democrat, expected to introduce the legislation this year.
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