Legislation passes to protect internet privacy

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- People in Illinois are now closer to having the right to find out what information online companies collect on them.

State senators in Springfield narrowly approved legislation to allow internet users to determine which third party companies, like Facebook or Google, are sharing their personally-identifying details with.

The measure passed mostly along party lines with the Democrats saying it would empower customers in the $84 billion information selling industry. While Republicans say the plan would overburden businesses while doing little to protect customers.