The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (AB 375): What You Need to Know


#TIA – California’s privacy law may have taken the lead in protecting us against technology’s rampant advance. 

“On June 28, California passed a sweeping data privacy law after only one week of work. Unless AB 375 (the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018) is amended before its January 1, 2020, effective date, the law will be the strictest data privacy law in the United States, and will require data privacy protections and requirements similar to or broader than those imposed by the European Union General Data Protection Regulation that became effective on May 25, 2018.

The California legislature acted quickly to avoid a citizens’ initiative sponsored by Californians for Data Privacy from appearing on the November ballot. With the passage of AB 375, the initiative sponsors agreed to withdraw the initiative from the ballot.”

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