Former presidential candidate and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang is taking a leadership role in supporting the expansion of consumer privacy laws in California. On Monday, Yang was named as chair of the advisory board of Californians for Consumer Privacy.

Californians for Consumer Privacy created and promoted the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a state statute signed in 2018 by former California Gov. Jerry Brown. The Act intended to give Californians more control over their personal information that is collected by businesses.

The organization is now promoting the November state ballot initiative Proposition 24, which would rewrite parts of the CCPA and create the California Privacy Protection Agency. The initiative would allow consumers to prevent businesses from sharing their personal information.

“The California Consumer Privacy Act was a major win for the state of California and the country, but we have to do more,” Yang said. “Technology is changing more rapidly than ever before, and tech corporations are already lining up to undermine the CCPA. It’s up to us to protect consumers and strengthen our privacy rights to global standards. Our data should be ours no matter what platforms and apps we use. That’s why I hope California voters will join me in supporting Prop 24 by voting YES in November.”

Proposition 24 is supported by the organizations Common Sense and Consumer Watchdog. The ballot initiative is opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union of California, Consumer Action and the Council on Islamic American Relations - California, among others.

Yang’s new role in the Californians for Consumer Privacy organization is his latest endeavor following his presidential bid. Yang dropped out of the Democratic presidential primaries in February and joined CNN as a political commentator.

During his presidential bid, Yang became known for his proposal to give every American $1,000 a month, which he called a "Freedom Dividend."