On January 1, with the new year, a new law is taking effect in California that has the chance, if not likelihood, of effecting lots of us, across the entire nation. What it is:
It has to do with companies sharing or selling our personal information. It's the first protection for consumers from any government in the US, state or federal. I know some banks, for instance, online banks, are putting it into effect for all consumers, not just Californians. The New York Times has an article today on it:
Notice it's coming out of California, once again, where the government actually works for the people and not only for the corporations and the already-wealthy.