Two powerful Maryland politicians want that ad chasing you around the Internet to pay the state for the privilege of collecting your data.
Maryland’s current and former Senate presidents have proposed a novel way to pioneer taxes on targeted digital advertising, a plan they estimate could deliver more than $100 million per year to help pay for a sweeping education overhaul.
In what appears to be first-in-the-nation legislation, social media companies such as Facebook and Google would face as much as a 10 percent tax on the revenue from digital ads that target Maryland IP addresses.
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by erin cox
january 10, 2020