After Europe blazed the trail by passing the sweeping General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in 2016, California followed closely in the footsteps of European efforts by passing the most comprehensive data privacy law in the United States, the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”). Effective January 1, 2020, the CCPA provided a number of obligations for businesses and rights for consumers. Although similar in many respects, the GDPR and CCPA are not identical. With the passage of the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (the CPRA), California is seeking to close some of the gaps between the CCPA and the GDPR.

Click here to read the full article, published by Wolters Kluwer Sept. 22, 2022. Reprinted with permission.