California Privacy Protection Agency Admitted into Global Privacy Assembly
On October 27, 2022, the Global Privacy Assembly (GPA) held its 44th Annual Global Privacy Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey, where the GPA admitted the CPPA as a full voting member. The GPA is a global forum, comprised of over 130 data protection and privacy authorities, that aims to help advance privacy efforts across the world.
The CPPA joins the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as the second voting member of the GPA from the United States.
Attorney General Bonta Appoints Alastair Mactaggart to the California Privacy Protection Agency Board
On October 11, 2022, Attorney General Rob Bonta appointed Alastair Mactaggart to the California Privacy Protection Agency Board.
Under the Agency’s implementing statute, the Governor appoints the Board Chairperson and one Board member; and provides the Rules Committee of the Senate, the Speaker of the Assembly, and the Attorney General each appoint one Board Member.
Mr. Mactaggart replaced Board Member Angela Sierra, who was appointed by then-Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Mr. Mactaggart has been building housing in the Bay Area for over 20 years and is the Board Chair and Founder of Californians for Consumer Privacy. He believes that all Californians, and people worldwide, should have the fundamental right of data privacy and be able to control their own personal information. Mactaggart is credited with having spearheaded the movement to pass the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA).