The California Consumer Privacy Act

Law prof Eric Goldman has written An Introduction to the California Consumer Privacy Act. Here's the abstract:

After a mere week of deliberations, the California legislature passed the Consumer Privacy Act (CPA), a sweeping, lengthy (10,000 words!), insanely complicated, and poorly drafted privacy regulation that will govern the world’s fifth largest economy. This short primer, excerpted from my Internet Law casebook, provides a relatively short overview of the law and a few of its many problems.

Goldman's piece reviews the Act's key provisions. The law was enacted on June 28 of this year and goes into effect on January 1, 2020. To get more information, go to this website dedicated to the new law. The text of the law is here.

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