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 April 13, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, U.S.

Joseph J. Lazzarotti of JacksonLewis writes:

As we reported, in late February, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced Senate Bill 561, legislation intended to strengthen and clarify the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee referred the bill to the Senate Appropriations Committee by a vote of 6-2. This move came despite concerns raised about the scope of the amendment’s expanded private right of action. It is worth noting that a restricted private right of action is believed to have been fundamental to the compromise that led to the CCPA becoming law.

If SB 561 becomes law, it would make a number of significant changes to the current law.

Read more on Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report. Alan Friel of BakerHostetler also comments on this over on Data Privacy Monitor.

In other news about CCPA proposed amendments, Liisa Thomas, Craig Cardon, Rachel Tarko Hudson and Brian Anderson of ShepherdMullin discuss AB-25 in their post, Will CCPA’s Definition of Consumer Be Narrowed? .

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