The 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was passed after just a week of drafting and debate in order to avoid a potential ballot initiative pushed by privacy activists. Given the time constraints and other issues, both business interests and privacy activists have found numerous grounds to criticize the substance of the final Act. This August proponents of both increased regulation and further refinement were out in force discussing changes to the CCPA with legislators before the California Legislature began its August to December recess. Our panel will discuss the substance and status of suggested changes, the likelihood the California Legislature will refine the CCPA further before implementation, and what businesses can do in response.
Natasha Kohne, Partner, Akin Gump
Dario Frommer, Partner, Akin Gump
Justin Brookman, Director, Consumer Privacy and Technology Policy, Consumer’s Union