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CPRA Law + Tech Series: Session 5
March 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Co-Hosted by: California Lawyers Association Privacy Law Section and the Future of Privacy Forum
Session 5: Universal Opt-Outs and Global Privacy Controls
Join us on Friday, March 18th, from 12:00-1:15PM Pacific Time, for an informational presentation on universal opt-outs and global privacy controls.
Most consumer privacy laws, to different extents, require businesses to comply with verifiable consumer requests to object to, or opt out of, certain activities, such as sale or targeted advertising. In addition, however, CPRA and other upcoming consumer privacy laws are increasingly contemplating the development of “global privacy controls.” Instead of requiring consumers to submit a request to opt-out from each specific company, global privacy controls include mechanisms by which a consumer can use an intermediary (e.g. browser, plug-in, or device setting) to universally or “globally” communicate that person’s choice to opt-out of certain processing activities to all companies with whom the consumer interacts.
How do these kinds of global opt-out signals work in practice, and what could they look like in the future? This session will provide a lawyer-friendly explanation of how such signals work, summarize what website operators should know in order to implement these technologies, and explore other technical and design issues related to their development in practice.
We are pleased to be joined by guest experts:
Dr. Rob van Eijk, EU Managing Director, Future of Privacy Forum
Tanvi Vyas, Principal Engineer, Mozilla