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New California Privacy Measure Cleared for Ballot Signatures

Dec. 18, 2019, 10:12 PM

The architect of California’s sweeping new privacy law said he’ll begin gathering signatures next week to place a measure to amend the law on the November 2020 ballot.

Real estate investor Alastair Mactaggart and his group, Californians for Consumer Privacy, Dec. 17 received the title and summary for a second law from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D), clearing the way for them to gather the 623,212 signatures required.

The ballot proposal would expand the types of data protected by the California Consumer Privacy Act to include geolocation, race, ethnicity, genetic data, and other categories. It also would raise fines ...