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CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin Testifies on CPRA Ballot Initiative

CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin testified in the Assembly Privacy Committee today during an informational hearing on the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) ballot initiative, which, if passed in November, would significantly expand privacy regulations and business liability in the existing California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). A ballot initiative is of great concern for CRA as it will lock in the law with virtually no ability for amendments unlike legislation, which provides an opportunity for changes to be made as the law goes into effect.

CRA was among several industry representatives speaking to the impacts the CPRA will have on the business community. Included at the hearing were the California Chamber of Commerce, Computing Technology Industry Association and the National Federation of Independent Business. A copy of Michelin’s testimony is provided below. The CPRA Hearing handout can be accessed here and the agenda here.

CRA urged the legislature today to do everything possible to keep this initiative off the ballot during this unprecedented time for the business community greatly impacted by the public health crisis.

We will keep members updated on the privacy initiative and concurrent CCPA enforcement.

Read testimony.