Calif. Privacy Law Could Alter Litigation Risks Nationwide

Law360 (September 13, 2019, 3:20 PM EDT) -- While much has been written about the California Consumer Privacy Act, the focus has primarily been on the new rights it affords California consumers to have access to and control use of their data and opt out of many transfers to third parties.

While this is a sea change in data privacy legislation in the United States, perhaps the greatest risk to businesses covered by the CCPA is that the CCPA creates a private right of action — with substantial statutory damages — for data breaches. This change will likely reset litigation risks in California in the post-data-breach context and may...

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