A California Bill that sought to protect IT suppliers and services companies from "frivolous" lawsuits regarding millennium compliance failed at the committee stage yesterday.
This was the first attempt to guard their IT systems still non-compliant on 1 January 2000 and would have protected private companies.
But California lawmakers voted that the legislation would give too much protection for companies that had acted irresponsibly and would harm users that had genuine grievances.
Many more Bills are expected in various states, and even at federal level, over the coming year and the California proposal is likely to be reworked and re-presented within weeks.
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