California’s governor wants to pay residents a data dividend
Feb 22, 2019

California’s governor wants to pay residents a data dividend

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Earlier this month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed that perhaps tech companies that make lots of money collecting and monetizing our personal information should share that wealth. He said that people who live in California should get paid a data dividend. Host Molly Wood talks with Owen Thomas, the business editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, who recently wrote that the data dividend idea is overly simplistic and has been tried before.

Today's show is sponsored by Evident, Brother Printers and Indeed.

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California's governor wants to pay residents a data dividend

Feb 22, 2019
How much is your data worth, and should tech companies compensate you for it?
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Earlier this month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed that perhaps tech companies that make lots of money collecting and monetizing our personal information should share that wealth. He said that people who live in California should get paid a data dividend. Host Molly Wood talks with Owen Thomas, the business editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, who recently wrote that the data dividend idea is overly simplistic and has been tried before.

Today’s show is sponsored by Evident, Brother Printers and Indeed.

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