Modest Calif. Privacy Law Changes Leave Cos. Eyeing 2020

By Allison Grande (October 3, 2019, 8:51 PM EDT) -- While businesses fell short in their bid to push through several major amendments to California's landmark privacy rules this year, impending guidance from the state attorney general and a new initiative to further restrict the law are set to carry the fight into 2020.

Since the California Consumer Privacy Act was hastily passed in June 2018, state lawmakers have been fielding calls from both businesses and consumer advocates to clarify, expand or narrow the types of personal information and data-handling practices covered by the law, which takes effect Jan. 1.

By the end of its session Sept. 13, the Legislature had...

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