Opt-in privacy regime in the pipeline for a California ballot initiative
On 17 July 2013, former California state senator Steve Peace (director of the film Attack of the Killer Tomatoes) and trial lawyer Michael Thorsnes filed a potentially revolutionary draft ballot initiative with the California Attorney General’s Office.
If approved by voters, it would amend the California Constitution to establish a broad opt-in privacy regime with narrow exceptions. If supporters are able to collect the requisite number of signatures, the initiative would face a vote in November 2014 and, if approved in that election, it would take effect less than two months later, bringing to California a very different set of privacy rules than apply anywhere else in the US.
After the Attorney General’s Office reviews this initiative and decides, among other things, whether it requires a fiscal note (which appears likely), the initiative proponents will have 150 days to gather 807,615 petition signatures to place the initiative on the November 2014 ballot. This signature process is burdensome and expensive, and many proposed initiatives fail to clear its hurdle…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from DLA Piper
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from DLA Piper
China’s eagerly anticipated amendments to its Trademark Law will come into force on 1 May 2014
Tougher product liability provisions following the release of long-awaited amendments to consumer rights and interests protection law in China
The rise of consumerism in China over the past 10 years has spurred greater regulatory enforcement in the area of product liability.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The Lawyer’s latest Top 50 litigation firms list shows that business for dispute specialists is roaring along while new in-depth detail reveals the winning strategies
Our list of the summer’s big deals shows how London law firms kept busy with work from Asia as well as more familiar sources