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Anticipating CCPA Litigation in 2020: Steps to Take Now

CPO Magazine

15 Jan 2020

Mark David McPherson authored an article for CPO Magazine that covers how the CCPA’s private right of action for certain breaches of Californians’ “nonencrypted and nonredacted personal information” could spur an increase in data breach litigation.

“Litigation over data breaches has existed for years,” Mark wrote. “But plaintiffs have struggled to show any actual damages from the exfiltration or disclosure of their personal information.” He added, “The CCPA changes that dramatically, giving California residents the possibility of recovering $100-$750 ‘per consumer per incident or actual damages, whichever is greater,’” offering an “exponential increase in the amount that could potentially be recovered.”

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