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California: CPPA Board appointments announced

The California Attorney General ('AG'), Xavier Becerra, announced, on 17 March 2021, the establishment of the five-member board for the California Privacy Protection Agency ('CPPA'), consisting of experts in privacy, technology, and consumer rights. The CPPA will oversee, implement and enforce the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 as well as the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020. According to the AG, the board will appoint the CPPA's executive director, officers, counsel, and employees.

Becerra said, "The California Privacy Protection Agency marks a historic new chapter in data privacy by establishing the first agency in the country dedicated to protecting forty million Californians’ fundamental privacy rights. The CPPA Board will help California residents understand and control their data privacy while holding online businesses accountable."

You can read the press release and the members appointed to the CPPA here.