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California law wants marketplaces to collect digital ID data from high-volume sellers

• Activist Post

If SB 1144 passes, users who sell large volumes of goods through third-party websites such as Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace and NextDoor will be required to provide identity verification. Data could include biometrics or personal information such as bank account details, Social Security numbers or drivers licenses.

The proposal has predictably raised the ire of tech lobby groups, including TechNet, "the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy," which argues that unnecessary data collection will harm the economy.