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Sharon R. Klein Quoted in Barron's Article, 'The First Real Effort to Regulate Tech Is About to Begin. It Could Get Messy.'

12/16/2019
Sharon R. Klein Quoted in Barron's Article, 'The First Real Effort to Regulate Tech Is About to Begin. It Could Get Messy.'

Sharon R. Klein (CIPP/US), a partner in the Commercial Department of Pepper Hamilton, chair of the Privacy, Security and Data Protection practice, and a leader of the Technology practice and the Digital Health practice, was quoted in the December 13, 2019 Barron's article, "The First Real Effort to Regulate Tech Is About to Begin. It Could Get Messy."

Sharon Klein, who chairs the privacy, security, and data protection practice at Pepper Hamilton’s Irvine, Calif., office, says CCPA is a direct reaction to Facebook's (FB) mishandling of personal data. "Facebook sold information to Cambridge Analytica and then they sold it," she says. "Stopping that from happening is the heart of CCPA."

But the law is sure to have wider applications. One example is Microsoft's (MSFT) LinkedIn, which doesn't sell ads, but gets used by job recruiters. The issue is that scanning LinkedIn for job candidates without explicit permission from the targets is "not consistent with CCPA," Klein says.

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