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ANALYSIS: California Gamble Raises Odds on Federal Privacy Law

July 2, 2020, 4:52 PM

Are you, like me, betting on the timing of federal privacy legislation? I’m looking at a two-and-a-half-year window, now that California’s secretary of state has confirmed that the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) will appear on the November ballot.

What does the latest California initiative have to do with a federal privacy law?

Everything.

With the California Consumer Privacy Act barely six months old and the text of the CCPA regulations yet to be formally adopted, Alastair Mactaggart—the real estate investor whose last ballot initiative was thwarted by the enactment of the CCPA—is changing the stakes while the cards are ...

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