State Attorneys General

On April 12, 2019, Senator Edward J. Markey (MA) introduced the Privacy Bill of Rights Act, comprehensive privacy legislation intended to protect individuals’ “personal information,” defined as “information that directly or indirectly identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked to, a particular individual.”
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On February 22, 2019, California state senator Hannah Beth-Jackson introduced a bill (SB-561) that would amend the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 to expand the Act’s private right of action and remove the 30-day cure period requirement for enforcement actions brought by the State Attorney General.
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As we previously reported, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 delays the California Attorney General’s enforcement of the CCPA until six months after publication of the Attorney General’s implementing regulations, or July 1, 2020, whichever comes first. The California Department of Justice anticipates publishing a Notice of Proposed Regulatory Action concerning the CCPA in Fall 2019.
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On June 21, 2018, California lawmakers introduced AB 375, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. If enacted and signed by the Governor by June 28, 2018, AB 375 would introduce key privacy requirements for businesses, but would also result in the removal of a ballot initiative of the same name from the November 6, 2018, statewide ballot.
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