News broke Thursday that California State Senate Bill 561, which had been endorsed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and would have amended the California Consumer Privacy Act, was rejected by a California State Senate committee. "This means as a practical matter the bill will miss the Senate cut-off deadline and will not move forward this year and that there will be no expansion of the private right of action to privacy violations," write DLA Piper's Jim Halpert and Andrew Serwin, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM. Though a potential blow for the attorney general, plaintiff's attorneys and privacy advocates, Halpert and Serwin write, "We had long thought that the expansion of the private right of action was a long shot." In this post for Privacy Perspectives, Halpert and Serwin discuss this significant development in the crafting of the CCPA.
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