Calif. Leaders OK Changes Curtailing Landmark Privacy Law

Law360 (April 24, 2019, 10:02 PM EDT) -- California lawmakers have advanced eight industry-backed amendments that would scale back the scope of the state's landmark privacy law, including by changing how the law defines personal information.

The California State Assembly's Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee voted on Tuesday to push forward a set of bills that some attorneys representing businesses hailed as "clarifying" confusing parts of the law. Some privacy advocates, on the other hand, criticized the amendments as undermining consumer protections.

The California Consumer Privacy Act, set to go into effect in 2020, requires businesses to tell consumers what types of personal data companies hold about them and to...

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