In a last-minute action, just a few hours before a looming deadline Thursday afternoon, the California legislature passed AB 375, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. As a result of its passage, Alastair Mactaggart, the man behind a November ballot initiative to pass a similar law, has agreed to pull his bill from the ballot. What makes California Assemblymember Ed Chau, who leads the California Assembly’s Privacy Committee, call the bill a “historic step” for U.S. privacy? IAPP Content Director Sam Pfeifle has the details for The Privacy Advisor.
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