“I want to congratulate the new board of the California Privacy Protection Agency and look forward to working with them to uphold and strengthen privacy laws for all Californians,” said Alastair Mactaggart, Board Chair and Founder of Californians for Consumer Privacy, which created and worked for the successful passage of both the California Consumer Privacy Act and the California Privacy Rights Act (Prop 24). “The creation of this commission is the genesis of a real enforcement arm to help consumers protect their data.”

The California Privacy Rights Act gives Californians the strongest online privacy rights in the world, including protecting sensitive personal information, tripling fines against companies that violate kids’ data, establishing an enforcement arm for consumers, and making it harder to weaken privacy laws in the future.

About Californians for Consumer Privacy

Californians for Consumer Privacy (CCP) is the same group that authored the first-in-the-nation California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which was passed unanimously by the California State Legislature and signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown. When Big Tech firms spent 2019 trying to water down CCPA, CCP filed an initiative to both expand and enshrine privacy rights, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), that gathered over 900,000 signatures in early 2020 and subsequently was approved by voters in November 2020 as Proposition 24.