Bloomberg Law
Dec. 16, 2019, 10:00 AM

A Big Law Firm Aims to (Partly) Automate Big Law Before Deadline

Roy Strom
Roy Strom
Bloomberg News

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), passed in 2018 and set to take effect on Jan. 1, will require an estimated 500,000 companies with annual revenue of more than $25 million to account for the personal information they’ve filed away about Californians and delete it upon request. All told, the law’s adoption will cost those companies about $55 billion in legal fees, employee training, and other compliance measures, according to an impact assessment prepared for the California attorney general’s office by Berkeley Economic Advising and Research, a consulting firm. That leaves plenty of room for savings, says Kimball Parker, ...

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