Ian Adams on the California Privacy Rights Act

National Journal – ICLE Executive Director Ian Adams was quoted by National Journal on the anticipated impact of the California Privacy Rights Act, which voters approved in the form of California Proposition 24. The story is available behind a firewall here.

Ian Adams, executive director of the center-right International Center for Law and Economics and a former Republican staffer in Sacramento, noted that the big tech platforms like Facebook and Google declined to lift a finger in opposition to the CPRA.

“They have priced this in,” Adams said. “Theirs are the businesses that are going to be in a position to actually adjust to life under this law.”

Enforcement of the CPRA also won’t begin until 2023, a timeline Adams suspects will further diminish the urgency felt by industry and its defenders in Washington.

“I don’t want to say that there isn’t any way, in the near term, that federal privacy legislation happens,” he said. “I just don’t think that Prop 24 is going to have an impact on whether or not it happens in the near term.”