US Chamber Provides CCPA Guidance to Small-Business Leaders

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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Do you think your company doesn’t have to worry about data privacy laws? Think again. New data privacy laws like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) could cost your business thousands of dollars and significantly impact how you do business.

The U.S. Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC), which has been leading the charge for a national privacy law that protects small business, hosted the first in a national series of Privacy Bootcamps in Orange County at the Greater Irvine Chamber in February. The bootcamps are designed to help local small businesses tell their story to federal legislators about the need for federal preemptive privacy legislation.

Jordan Crenshaw, policy counsel, C_TEC, and Christina Lotspike, executive director, Congressional and Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, provided business leaders with educational materials and information on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), including the potential impact of the CCPA on small businesses and what is happening at the national level in regard to data privacy, as well as updates on other state proposals surrounding the topic.

While C_TEC represents true technology companies—large and small, mature and startups, traditional and Internet based—it also serves as a bridge and gateway to the many other sectors that use technology, and where appropriate, brings providers and users together to advocate effectively on core issues of mutual concern.

“The Greater Irvine Chamber's vast network and convening power is increasingly valuable to our members who need policy leadership and certainty to grow their business,” a C_TEC representative said in a statement.  

For startups, C_TEC offers policy experience and relationships with all levels of government. This allows startups to continue to focus on technology, development, and business growth while C_TEC focuses on creating the best possible legislative and regulatory environment for them to thrive.

For information on future Privacy Bootcamp opportunities, contact Whit Peterson.

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