Not surprisingly, perhaps, a law firm is rejoicing while consumers may shed a tear. Rachel Tarko Hudson, Craig Cardon, Snehal Desai and Liisa Thomas of SheppardMullin write:
Whether your favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz or The Princess Bride, we can all agree there is some good news about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) this Friday afternoon! SB 561 appears to have (mostly) died in the Senate Appropriations Committee during a hearing held yesterday. While the act as originally drafted only provided for Attorney General enforcement (except for one section addressing data security breaches), SB 561 added a private right of action as well as statutory damages for any violation of the act. This amendment clearly would have significantly increased the risks of any failure to comply with CCPA, no matter how small.
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