At a hearing at the California State Assembly in Sacramento Wednesday, members of the Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee sought to hear from witnesses about the California Consumer Protection Act — specifically, what must be amended about the law before it becomes effective Jan. 1, 2020. During the three-hour hearing, industry representatives, academics and advocates voiced concerns about the CCPA's private right of action, the law's definitions of terms as they stand now, and the ability of companies to adequately prepare for and comply with such a sweeping law. The California Attorney General's Office, which will enforce the CCPA, was on hand to discuss its current workshops on the topic and indicated it seeks to expand the law's private right of action provision, which witness Tanya Forsheit, CIPP/US, CIPT, PLS, called "a sledgehammer, not a stick." Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, has the details for The Privacy Advisor.
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