“Numerous stakeholders have urged further refinement of [CCPA]—from addressing workability issues from a business compliance standpoint, to strengthening the law from a consumer and privacy protection standpoint,” Assembly member Ed Chau, who chairs the committee and also cosponsored CCPA, told Wired in a statement.
Chau says the committee plans to “review and analyze all bills,” and “give every author an opportunity to make their case before our membership.”
But, according to Wired, “privacy advocates worry that this process risks watering down the rights consumers have under the law. Mary Stone Ross, who helped draft the initiative when she was president of Californians for Consumer Privacy, describes the subsequent attempts to erode the California law as ‘painful’ to watch. ‘We forced the hand of the legislature, but now it’s shifted back again,’ she says.”