Consumer, Privacy Groups Urge Veto of Recently-Passed Privacy Bill

A coalition of consumer protection groups and privacy advocates have joined together to call for improvements to a recently-passed piece of legislation in Virginia that purports to protect privacy, but which advocates suggest is actually a giveaway to big business.

The Virginia Citizens Consumer Council, Consumer Federation of America, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and U.S. PIRG sent a letter to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam urging him to veto the Consumer Data Protection Act…