The California Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Senate Bill 561 to the state’s Senate Appropriations Committee, according to an update from BakerHostetler's Data Privacy Monitor. SB 561 would expand the private right of action under the California Consumer Privacy Act and remove the right to cure before the attorney general can pursue civil penalties. During the Senate Judiciary’s hearing, committee members voiced their concerns about the scope of the private right of action and its impact on businesses. Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Calif., said she would work with stakeholders to enhance the private right of action as long as consumers can still seek meaningful redress in the event their rights are violated under the CCPA.
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