California is now one step closer to excluding information relating to employees from the scope of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). On May 29, 2019, the California Assembly passed Assembly Bill 25 (“AB 25”), which would narrow the CCPA’s definition of “consumer” to exclude, among others, employees. AB 25 now goes to the Senate for its consideration. As a result, how big of a step this represents, and how much closer we are to an amendment widely supported by companies across industries, remains to be seen.
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