Calif. Privacy Law Will Likely Prompt Flood Of Class Actions

Law360 (May 15, 2019, 11:41 AM EDT) -- The California Consumer Privacy Act, known as the CCPA, is a new law set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The CCPA is the first U.S. law that will require businesses with an online presence in California to focus on user data and it regulates how businesses collect, share and use such data. One of the most significant risks to online business providers in California is that the CCPA provides for a private right of action for California consumers.

As currently drafted, the private right of action is limited to instances in which a consumer’s nonencrypted or nonredacted personal...

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