AG Becerra Urges Expansion of CCPA Through Federal Privacy Legislation
On Tuesday, February 25th, Attorney General Xavier Becerra sent a letter to members of Congress with an update on the implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). In the letter, Becerra urged Congress to use federal legislation to build on rather than preempt the consumer rights and privacy protections made possible by the CCPA or other state law.
Becerra further emphasized that Congress should provide consumers with greater enforcement power and be a partner to the states in the work of protecting consumer privacy. It was also stressed that any legislative proposal should extend enforcement powers to both state attorneys general and to consumers through a private right of action. The letter specifically noted, “Congress should make clear in any legislative proposal that state attorneys general have parallel enforcement authority and that consumers also have the opportunity to protect their rights directly through a private right of action.”
For copy of the letter, please see https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press-docs/Letter%20to%20Congress%20on%20CCPA%20preemption.pdf.