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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday signed into law a bill designed to protect the privacy of toll users, the Sacramento Bee reports. SB1268: Electronic Toll Collection Privacy prohibits transportation agencies from selling or sharing drivers' information gleaned from automatic toll pay systems and imposes data destruction requirements. In a statement on his Web site, State Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), author of the legislation, said, "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." The law will take effect January 1, 2011.
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