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INSIGHT: California’s New, GDPR-Like Privacy Law Is A Game-Changer, Bloomberg Law: Privacy & Data Security

July 13, 2018

At a time when many companies have only recently completed their efforts to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), California has upped the ante by passing a comprehensive consumer privacy law that many are characterizing as “GDPR-like.” The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) was unanimously approved by the California Senate and Assembly on June 27 and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown the same day. Organizations subject to the CCPA must comply by January 1, 2020.

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