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Amazon, Microsoft, and Uber are paying big money to kill a California privacy initiative - The Verge
The campaign to pass the California Consumer Privacy Act is almost wholly funded by Bay Area real estate developer Alastair Mactaggart. To date, Mactaggart has spent more than $3 million on the campaign. He argues that, in the personal data industry, “there’s so much money, and there are very powerful corporations that really have an immense interest in keeping business as usual going and having no regulations.” He started working on the initiative about four years ago, after hearing a Google engineer say the public would be frightened to learn how much data the company holds on consumers.
californiaprivacyinitiative  privacy  california  gdpr  mactaggart  amazon  microsoft  uber  indie  radar 
june 2018 by laurakalbag
Meet the lawyer taking on Uber and the rest of the on-demand economy | Fusion
“If Uber had indeed misclassified its drivers, the company’s entire business model was built on a legal mistake.”

Summary: the way that Uber and other on-demand companies treat the people who provide their services is akin to the standard trappings of employment, but it doesn’t give these people the benefits of employment. Calling themselves a “software business” shouldn’t make them exempt from treating people properly
law  uber  lawsuit  sue  indie  indieroundup  24apr15  industry  employment 
april 2015 by laurakalbag

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