Calif. Privacy Law Resembles, Transcends EU Data Regulation

Law360 (November 13, 2020, 4:30 PM EST) -- The newly passed Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act represents the second time in two years that California has instituted a comprehensive privacy statute that fundamentally changes data privacy practices for most enterprises doing business in California.

While the CPRA builds on many of the provisions of the 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act, the differences between the two statutes are significant. Several of the new CPRA provisions are based on European Union General Data Protection Regulation principles with an eye toward obtaining an adequacy decision from the European Commission.

While balancing transparency, choice and flexibility for technological development, the CPRA...

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