Ron Raether, Sadia Mirza, Oscar Figueroa, and Mary Kate Kamka of Troutman Sanders LLP write:
On Feb. 3, plaintiff Bernadette Barnes filed a class action lawsuit hoping to be the first case to rely on the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The complaint was filed over a data breach that allegedly occurred before the CCPA’s Jan. 1, 2020, effective date.
Given this timing, this case will not test the limits of the CCPA; it is a false alarm.
However, the complaint foreshadows how plaintiffs are likely to rely on the CCPA and what steps businesses should take to be prepared.
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