CIO Dive Features Bartlett Cleland, PRI in Data Privacy Article

CCPA critics warn innovation could lose under the law. What’s at stake?
By: Samantha Schwartz, CIO Dive

Companies built empires on user data — information volunteered in exchange for services. But with heightened privacy scrutiny, could those companies survive today?

The California Consumer Privacy Act is challenging how companies use data and testing their viability.

Mmany expect the CCPA to be the backbone of a federal law, even if it may not be the most favored model.

The CCPA’s “original sin was that innovation was set aside,” said Bartlett Cleland, senior fellow for Technology and Innovation at Pacific Research Institute (PRI), while speaking on a virtual panel hosted by PRI in June. A possible side effect of strict, ongoing and costly compliance is hindered innovation, fueled by fear of lawsuits. Cleland is also counsel and chief strategy and innovation officer for the American Legislative Exchange Council. . .

Nothing contained in this blog is to be construed as necessarily reflecting the views of the Pacific Research Institute or as an attempt to thwart or aid the passage of any legislation.

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