The California Legislature shot down a "Right to Know" law that set Silicon Valley against Consumer Advocates. Basic question: Does a consumer have the right to demand any report that an on-line data aggregator compiles and sells about him?
The argument is straightforward.
The "pro" side believes that I have a right to know what others know--or think they know--about me.
The "con" side notes that such a requirement would be cumbersome, would complicate business, and would likely lead to further regulation and litigation.
This issue will not fade soon for a simple reason: They are both right.