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Calif. Senate Blocks Bill To Update Consumer Privacy Law

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 11:24 PM EDT) -- The California Senate appropriations committee on Thursday blocked the progress of legislation that supporters say would strengthen a landmark privacy bill that forces technology companies to disclose how they use and share customers’ personal data.

Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, who introduced the legislation in February with the backing of state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, told Law360 in a statement on Thursday that the bill getting held up in committee was "a major setback for California's privacy rights."

"Californians overwhelmingly support stronger consumer privacy protections," Jackson said. "I'm disappointed, but the fight for our fundamental right to privacy in this digital age is too...

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