Purvi G. Patel, Nathan D. Taylor, and Brittany Scheinok
Consumer Litigation, Consumer Products + Retail, and Privacy + Data Security
On January 14, 2019, the California Attorney General hosted the second of six public forums regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in San Diego. As in the first forum, there were a significant number of attendees, but few elected to speak publicly regarding their views on the Act. You can read our report on the first forum held in San Francisco on January 8, 2019, here.
As in San Francisco, Stacey Schesser, the Supervising Deputy Attorney General for the AG’s Privacy Unit, provided opening remarks and identified the areas of the AG’s rulemaking on which speakers should focus their comments. Ms. Schesser again noted that the AG’s office would follow a listening role only, and would not respond to, or provide feedback on, any comments or questions. She also strongly encouraged interested parties to provide written comments and proposed regulatory language during this pre-rulemaking phase.
Main Areas of Public Comment
Five individuals, including both business representatives and consumer advocates, made comments at the forum. Some of the public comments echoed those made at the San Francisco forum, while others brought new perspectives regarding areas on which the public is focused. The comments at the San Diego forum largely focused on the following topics:
Upcoming Forums and Next Steps
The AG will hold four more public forums in January and February, the next two of which will take place on consecutive days in Riverside and Los Angeles. Information regarding the time and location for each of the upcoming forums can be found on the AG’s website, and anyone who would like to speak can pre-register here.
Written comments can be directed to the AG by email to email@example.com or by mail to California Department of Justice, ATTN: Privacy Regulations Coordinator, 300 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. There will also be an opportunity to provide formal comments once the proposed rules are published. Please visit our Resource Center for up-to-date information regarding the Act.
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