As a state law, the California Consumer Privacy Act faces legal challenges given the broad scope of the provisions and how they interact with federal requirements. The Legislature recognized as much after an initial stumble, and added exemptions to the new privacy law. In this video, we take a look at the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act – the DPPA Exemption.
Congress passed the “DPPA” to curb the disclosure of the personal information of drivers, particularly the home addresses of individuals. Right to life groups, in particular, where mining the data to locate the identity and home addresses of abortion physicians so the groups could protest at the homes of those individuals.
Will the DPPA exemption impact most businesses? No. However, one can imagine private investigators are breathing a sigh of relief.
Richard A. Chapo, Esq.
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