Calif. privacy rulemaking process causes tech industry heartburn

A court order delayed enforcement of the new law but did not ameliorate broader industry concerns about the newly created consumer agency.
This photo illustration shows Apple’s privacy policy on an iPhone in Los Angeles Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

The implementation of California’s first-in-the-nation consumer data privacy law is triggering tech industry heartburn and even litigation, and it is serving as a case study as lawmakers in a growing number of states enact similar laws.

The drama is playing out in an extensive rulemaking process that began a year ago under the authority of a new state agency established to implement and enforce the privacy protections.

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