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California Privacy Protection Agency to Hold Special Meeting to Discuss Proposed Federal Privacy Legislation

The California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA”) announced it will hold a special meeting on July 28, 2022 at 9 a.m. PST to discuss and potentially act on proposed federal privacy legislation, including the bipartisan American Data Protection and Privacy Act (“ADPPA”) (H.R. 8152).  The ADPPA is a comprehensive data privacy bill that advanced through the House Committee on Energy & Commerce on June 20 and may be headed to the House floor before the end of this Congress.  The ADPPA, as currently drafted, would preempt significant portions of state consumer privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).  It is notable that during the Energy & Commerce Committee’s consideration of the bill, several members of the California delegation expressed specific concerns about the legislation’s broad preemption provisions.  Although the CPPA has yet to formally take a position on the latest version of the ADPPA, CPPA staff memoranda and other related letters suggest that the CPPA will oppose federal privacy legislation that seeks to preempt the state’s comprehensive consumer privacy protections. 

The CPPA has posted the special meeting agenda and virtual attendance link.  Additional meeting materials, including staff memorandum on the issues, can be found here.  The CPPA noted that members of the public will be given the opportunity to comment.

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