A group of California-based privacy professionals has sent a letter to the state’s senators and assemblymembers to express their concerns with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. The letter highlights six areas of the law they believe need improvement, such as its inconsistencies with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, compliance costs for small businesses, “overbroad” statuary definitions, and areas where the law “counterproductively undermines consumer privacy.” The group writes, “Everyone has acknowledged that the CCPA remains a work-in-progress, but there may be some misapprehensions about the scope and scale of the required changes still remaining. In our view, the CCPA needs many substantial changes before it becomes a law that truly benefits California. We appreciate your work on these important matters.” Editor's Note: IAPP Westin Fellow Mitchell Noordyke, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, takes a look at some of the challenges the CCPA creates with its imprecise language in this piece for Privacy Tracker.
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