What Does the California Consumer Privacy Act Mean for IP Attorneys and Law Firms?

By Dan Goldstein and Adam Rowan

Published in Landslide Vol. 11 No.2, ©2018 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

Consumer privacy controversy has defined 2018 for tech companies. Facebook has appeared in headlines repeatedly for its questionable handling of user data and lax approach to privacy. Consumers who download their Google history are shocked at the breadth of information the search giant gathers. Congress has asked Apple, Alphabet, and other device makers about the security and privacy of their smartphones.1

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