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California AG Seeks Federal Data Privacy Legislation Modeled on CCPA

Compliance Week

28 Feb 2020

Julie O’Neill spoke to Compliance Week about a recent proposal from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra that suggests any federal data privacy legislaton should “build on’ the rights afforded to consumers in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Becerra’s position that there should be no federal preemption of state law in this arena would make it “extremely burdensome” for businesses to comply with both a federal law as well as with state laws that impose additional or different obligations, Julie explained. “A federal law could preempt state laws’ inconsistencies – even things like how quickly to respond to individual rights requests, for example – while still providing consumers with rights regulators deem important.”

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