Jay Thorwaldson reports:
A bill to protect the “locational privacy” of commuters who use the FasTrak system to pay bridge tolls and toll-road fees has passed the state Assembly and will be fast-tracking its way to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger — after a detour back to the Senate.
“There’s just no reason for a government agency to track the movements of Californians, let alone maintain that information in a database forever and ever,” Joe Simitian, author of Senate Bill 1268, said of the Assembly approval, following earlier approval by the state Senate.
Read more on Palo Alto Online.
We need politicians like Simitian in Congress to get some better federal privacy protections.