Why is it such a problem, though?
That's not what the bill that will inevitably replace it will look like, if this fails.
It's all thanks to a real-estate developer from San Francisco, who happened to have the money necessary to hold companies like Facebook and Amazon to account: Alistair McTaggart.
"I want to be able to go to Amazon and find out who they sold my information to."
These tech companies can barely address the proposal directly, though. Instead, they've manipulatively tried to paint this as a threat to jobs in California.