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Dozens Of Privacy Experts Tell The California Legislature That Its New Privacy Law Is Badly Undercooked

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Jan 28, 2019 4:34 PM 2+ mon ago

Dozens Of Privacy Experts Tell The California Legislature That Its New Privacy Law Is Badly Undercooked

Here at Techdirt we've taken issue with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), not because there's anything wrong with online privacy, or even all online privacy regulation. But there's definitely something wrong with regulating it badly. As we've seen with the GDPR, not only does poor regulation struggle to deliver any of the intended benefit, but it also causes all sorts of other harm. Thus it's enormously important to get this sort of regulation right.

But that's not the current iteration of the CCPA. Born out of an attempt at political blackmail, rather than considered and transparent policy making, even with several small attempts at improvements, it suffers from several showstopping infirmities. These were set forth in a letter to the California legislature organized by Eric Goldman, who has been closely tracking the law, and signed by 41 California privacy lawyers, ...

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