An Introduction to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

7 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2018

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Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Date Written: July 9, 2018

Abstract

After a mere week of deliberations, the California legislature passed the Consumer Privacy Act (CPA), a sweeping, lengthy (10,000 words!), insanely complicated, and poorly drafted privacy regulation that will govern the world’s fifth largest economy. This short primer, excerpted from my Internet Law casebook, provides a relatively short overview of the law and a few of its many problems.

Keywords: Privacy, Data Protection, Consumer Privacy Act, GDPR, Opt-Out, Data Security Breach

JEL Classification: K2

Suggested Citation

Goldman, Eric, An Introduction to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) (July 9, 2018). Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3211013 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3211013

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