California Attorney General Xavier Becerra urged lawmakers not to preempt the California Consumer Privacy Act with a watered down federal privacy law, Reuters reports. In a letter addressed to Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Reps. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Greg Walden, R-Ore., Becerra writes state attorneys general should have “parallel enforcement authority,” while also calling for a private right of action. “I am optimistic Congress will be able to craft a proposal ... looking to state law as providing a floor for privacy protections, rather than a ceiling,” Becerra writes. Editor's note: DLA Piper's Jim Halpert, Tracy Shapiro, Lael Bellamy, CIPP/US, and Elaine Critides break down the new CCPA draft regulations in this piece for Privacy Tracker.
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