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Strengthen California’s Consumer Data Privacy Regulations

Strengthen California’s Consumer Data Privacy Regulations

EFF and a coalition of privacy advocates have filedcommentswith the California Attorney General seeking strong regulations to protect consumer data privacy. The draft regulations are a good step forward, but the final regulations should go further. What are your thoughts on the draft regulations that were published in October? Learn more:

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) created new ways for the state’s residents to protect themselves from corporations that invade their privacy by harvesting and monetizing their personal information. Specifically, CCPA gives each Californian the right to know exactly what pieces of personal information a company has collected about them; the right to delete that information; and the right to opt-out of the sale of that information. CCPA is a good start, but we want more privacy protection from the California Legislature.

CCPA also requires the California Attorney General to adopt regulations by July 2020 to further the law’s purposes. In March 2019, EFF submitted comments to the California Attorney General with suggestions for CCPA regulations. In October 2019, the California Attorney General published draft regulations and again invited public comment.

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