Alan Friel Talks to "Wall Street Journal," Legal Media about Ramifications of New California Privacy Regulations

News / November 5, 2020

Partner Alan Friel is quoted in an article published Nov. 4, 2020, by The Wall Street Journal. The article, “California Voters Support New Internet Privacy Rules, Strengthening State Law," reports on passage of Proposition 24, which will create a state agency to enforce internet privacy regulations, while attempting to tighten some of the loopholes found in the existing law.

Friel told the publication, “It will be the default law of the land because there are very few American businesses that don’t do business in California. Over the next five years, we will look more like Europe (in terms of regulation), and American businesses will have no choice but to get on the bus because that bus has left the station.”

Friel was also quoted regarding Proposition 24 by Law360 and The Recorder. He told Law360: “There's going to be a lot of layers of complexity for businesses to peel back and consider, and there will be a lot that the new regulator will need to clarify in new rulemaking.”

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