Lawmaker tones down anti-Gmail bill

Wednesday, 26 May 2004, 5:19 AM EST

State Sen. Liz Figueroa (D-Fremont) late Tuesday put the finishing touches on the bill, SB 1822, in a bid to bring the measure to a vote in front of the full Senate before the legislature recesses on Friday.

According to a draft of the revised bill seen by CNET News.com, the new bill has dropped a provision that would have required Google to win the full and informed consent of non-Gmail users sending e-mail to the service--a hurdle that Gmail advocates widely assumed would be impossible to meet.

By Evan Hansen at ZDNet.

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