Bloomberg Law
Nov. 4, 2020, 3:51 PM

California Will Be First State With Its Own Privacy Regulator

Jake Holland
Jake Holland

The California Privacy Protection Agency will be the first of its kind tasked solely with enforcing privacy laws.

While the Federal Trade Commission can go after companies employing deceptive practices—such as including misleading statements in their privacy policy—it doesn’t have a singular focus on privacy like the California agency that will be created under the measure (Proposition 24) approved by voters Tuesday.

“It’s going to be on the lookout for violations,” said Cathie Meyer, a cybersecurity and privacy attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Los Angeles. “We will see an uptick in investigations and potentially enforcement ...

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