Prop B Seeks to Protect Your Personal Data
by Nicole Yelich
Nov 04, 2018

Proposition B could greatly expand San Francisco’s data protections laws, making them the strictest in the country.  If passed, the measure requires the city administrator’s office to draft a new ordinance outlining exactly how companies can use residents’ personal data for research and targeting purposes.

Journalism and First Amendment advocates are against Prop B because they say it will undermine access to public records mandated by the City’s “Sunshine Ordinance.”   No large companies are opposing the measure, despite the potential for it to lead to significant changes in how they handle consumer data.