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Consumer Organizations Defend California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in Letter to Legislators

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and fourteen other organizations wrote a letter to California’s legislators urging them to defend and improve the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) this year. In addition to the EFF, the December 3rd letter is signed by ACLU of California, California Public Interest Research Group, Common Sense Kids Action, Consumer Attorneys of California, and Consumer Reports, among others.

The letter asks the California legislators to:

– Address internal misuse of data. The letter argues that “data misuse should include instances where companies themselves use information in ways that are unexpected and unwanted by individuals.”

– Create appropriate security protections for all personal information held by companies.

– Ensure that the AG’s office has adequate resources and staffing for the new privacy law.


– Eliminate the obligation of the AG’s office to provide opinions to private businesses on the law at taxpayers’ expense.

– Address the right to cure for companies.

– Expand the private right of action, which would according to the CaAG “provide a critical adjunct to government enforcement.”

– Oppose efforts to reduce the types of personal information protected.

– Keep out loopholes in the CCPA for the selling of information for advertising purposes.

– Maintain the ability for individual’s to access and download their information.

– Continue to protect kids and teens by refusing to weaken the standard to “actual knowledge”.

The CCPA is likely to be at the center of an intense debate both in California and in Washington DC as the enforcement date in 2020 approaches.

California legislators already rejected substantive changes to the new California privacy law last year in the AB-375 amendments. Instead, they preferred to limit the bill to technical corrections and advised that they would consider more substantive changes in 2019.

Congressional leaders will also be faced with the question of whether to preempt some or all of the CCPA as they struggle with the question of what to include in a comprehensive federal privacy law. Businesses have asked them to foreclose the possibility of every state adopting different privacy measures through federal preemption. The California Attorney General weighed in during the past week and urged Congress to allow the law’s protections for California residents.

The debate over what the final version of the California Consumer Privacy Act will look like has introduced uncertainty into compliance planning for the upcoming law for businesses. If your organization needs assistance with CCPA compliance, please call 1-888-252-5653 to receive a demo of the Clarip privacy software.

Other Blog Posts on the California Consumer Privacy Act:

Debate Over CCPA Amendment Heats Up as Business Preparations Ramp Up
California AG Holds First Public Forum for CCPA Rulemaking in San Francisco
New Mexico Privacy Bill Copies CCPA – Consumer Information Privacy Act Introduced in NM Legislature
CCPA Rulemaking Public Forums Announced by California Attorney General
CCPA Compliance Note: The Lookback Period Starts on January 1, 2019
A Sale for Valuable Consideration Under California’s CCPA Defined
California AG Tells Congress Not to Preempt California Privacy Law
CCPA Privacy Lawsuits Implicated in United States Challenge to Injury Standing in Frank v. Gaos
PWC Survey on CCPA: Enterprise Compliance Expected at 52% by January 1, 2020
California Adopts SB-1121 Amendments to Consumer Privacy Act

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If your challenge right now is CCPA compliance for your California operations, allow us to show you our CCPA software. From consent management software to offer the option to opt-out of the sale of personal data, to a powerful DSAR Portal to facilitate the right to access and delete, Clarip offers enterprise privacy management at an affordable price.

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