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California’s Privacy Law Sets Manageable Tone

California sets the standard for the rest of the country in a lot of areas—now, we can add privacy regulation to the list, as discussed by my colleagues Richard S. Eisert and Gary A. Kibel in a recent Davis & Gilbert client alert. This summer, California passed a bill known as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, imposing rigorous privacy-related obligations on entities that do business in the state. Some have called the act “GDPR-light” since it implements some concepts similar to those in the new European law.

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California Has a New Privacy Law. It Could Have Been Much Worse

The California legislature has passed, and Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law, a bill known as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “Act”), which imposes significant privacy-related obligations on entities that do business in that state. The bill was quickly passed so that sponsors of a much more stringent California ballot initiative would withdraw their proposal (public support for which was polling high) just as it was about to be certified for November, avoiding the potential for companies to have been subject to even tougher rules. Some have called the Act “GDPR-light” since it implements many similar concepts from the new European law.

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