Bloomberg Law
Dec. 14, 2020, 9:01 AM

California Privacy Agency Board Will Sway Rulemaking, Enforcement

Jake Holland
Jake Holland
Laura Mahoney
Laura Mahoney
Staff Correspondent

An early sign of how aggressive California’s new privacy regulator will be is who gets tapped to help lead the first-of-its-kind agency in the U.S. as part of its board.

The board will have to make several initial decisions that will set the tone for the state’s sweeping privacy law, including picking an executive director and setting enforcement priorities. State officials are expected to start naming board members next month, ahead of a March deadline.

The California Consumer Privacy Act, which took effect Jan. 1, gives residents the right to know what personal information businesses are collecting and request it ...

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