What a wild last few weeks it has been for the state of California. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) is California’s response to the privacy standard set by the GDPR. It should have been expected from the state home to the major players in tech.
California has essentially defied expectations, including my own, and made their position on data ownership clear. Citizens own their own data. For Europe this was implied by past policy and innovations coming out of the region, but for the US this was unheard of. Senator Richard Blumenthal had stated during the Cambridge Analytica hearing that “Americans deserve no less privacy than Europeans…”