Passage of CPRA Highlights Need for Federal Privacy Law


SIIA Contact:  Suzy Wagner,

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 4, 2020) – SIIA, the principal association for the software, information, and digital content industries, commented on the passage of CPRA.

SIIA President and CEO, Jeff Joseph, issued the following statement:

“Unless preempted by federal legislation, passage of the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) will result in millions of additional dollars in additional compliance costs for business. Although it sets an important First Amendment precedent by carving publicly available information out of its scope, CPRA’s passage effectively freezes California law in place, cutting off the ability of future legislatures to adapt privacy law to reflect evolving technology. We are concerned about language that may impact the use of education technology but will work with our members to identify how to best protect student privacy when providing services to schools in California. This highlights the need for a uniform federal solution before this statute takes effect in 2023.” 

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