LA Times: Keep California’s new privacy protections safe from tech company meddling

August 28, 2019

Arguing that some key provisions are unworkable, industry lobbyists have pushed to allow more types of data to be excluded from the law’s protections and allow more information to be sold. Meanwhile, privacy groups have sought to hold companies accountable for every violation and to give individuals the right to sue companies that run afoul of the law.

Their efforts haven’t yielded any major changes to the law yet, thanks in no small measure to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) holding the line on the bills coming through her committee. We all should hope the Legislature keeps it that way.