Making Heads or Tails of the California Consumer Privacy Act

Many believed and hoped the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into effect January 1, 2020, would be a saving grace piece of legislation that would finally bring law up to speed with technology.

Sadly, like most pioneers in their field, the CCPA contains drawbacks that hinder its impact in addressing growing privacy concerns. Above all, the CCPA lacks the mechanisms necessary to achieving its purported goals. This can be seen in its “opt-out” structure, its law-enforcement protocol, and discrepancies between it and existing regional privacy laws such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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