“When it comes to tech in California, the balance is making sure we continue to have an environment that fosters creativity and innovation, while … fighting to have the proper amount of consumer protection and privacy that any of us … would want,” said Ian Calderon, California Assembly majority leader.

“The law may not be perfect, and that’s the reason why we’re cleaning up the law,” said Assembly Democrat Ed Chau, the 2018 law’s sponsor and the chairman of the chamber’s privacy committee.

“But it’s still a very fine product, as is, because we are giving consumers a lot of rights that they should be entitled to.”

State lawmakers say little is lost by not having a federal standard. Calderon said California sets national and international standards on several issues and didn’t need a federal government standard on privacy.

Read more about the status of the California Consumer Privacy Act in Roll Call.