An Introduction to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
7 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2018 Last revised: 7 Jul 2020
Date Written: July 1, 2020
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
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