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New California law doesn’t require proof of harm in data-breach cases; privacy advocates have other concerns

July 06, 2018 |
Mariam Baksh
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California’s new privacy law gives individuals the right to sue companies in the event of a data breach without having to prove “harm” -- something the author of a ballot initiative on the issue says makes it stronger than existing law -- but privacy advocates are concerned the bill could hurt current efforts at the federal level around the issue.

“That's probably the most exciting area, in terms of changes, because we all know breaches happen all the time and...


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