Deep Dive Episode 35 – Examining the California Consumer Privacy Act

On June 28, 2018, the California legislature enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). This legislation follows more than two decades of debate about potential federal privacy regulation, a tumultuous year of high-profile privacy incidents, and the implementation of the GDPR in Europe. It also is the most comprehensive privacy regulation that has been adopted in the United States. The CCPA was enacted in a record-breaking 7 days, has staggering breadth, and will have national and international repercussions. On this live podcast, we will discuss the substance of the CCPA (including recent amendments) and the process that led to its enactment, along with how it is likely to affect future privacy regulation in the United States, with Eric Goldman and Lindsey Tonsager, two experts in privacy law who have followed the CCPA closely.

Eric Goldman

Professor of Law and Co-Director of the High Tech Law Institute

Santa Clara University School of Law

Lindsey L. Tonsager


Covington & Burling

Justin “Gus” Hurwitz

Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director of Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law Program

University of Nebraska College of Law

Cyber & Privacy

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