This week, the California Attorney General held public hearings on the draft California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations it issued in October. We attended the hearings in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. One clear message resounded — unintended consequences of the proposed regulations if left as drafted.
Both hearings were well-attended, with dozens of comments from businesspeople, attorneys, and a handful of concerned citizens. In addition to these two hearings, the Attorney General also held public hearings in Sacramento and Fresno, and is accepting written comments through Friday, December 6, 2019. If the Los Angeles and San Francisco hearings are any indication, there are many areas in which the Attorney General could provide further clarity should it choose to revise the current draft regulations.