On May 16, 2019, the California State Senate Appropriations Committee did not approve SB 561, a bill that would have amended the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to expand the private right of action to permit consumers to sue for any violations of the CCPA. The Committee’s decision to hold the bill means it will not pass out of the Senate this session.

In addition to broadening the CCPA’s private right of action, which currently only permits consumers affected by data breaches to sue businesses, SB 561 would have also modified the CCPA to eliminate the 30-day cure period for enforcement actions brought by the California Attorney General.

Please see our previous post detailing SB 561 here.