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California Privacy Protection Agency Board Members Announced (1)

March 17, 2021, 9:19 PMUpdated: March 17, 2021, 10:55 PM

The five board members of the newly established California Privacy Protection Agency were announced Wednesday, and their backgrounds span academia, private practice, and nonprofits.

The agency, established after the California Privacy Rights Act was approved by voters in November, will enforce the new law. The CPRA, which updates the California Consumer Privacy Act, gives consumers the ability to opt out of the sale of their personal information and request it be deleted.

Jennifer M. Urban—a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley and director of its law, technology, and public policy clinic—was appointed chair of the agency by Gov. ...