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Jonathan Becker is a Shareholder in the firm’s Government Law & Policy practice. He has nearly two decades of experience working at the intersection of law, policy, and politics. With a deep understanding of privacy and antitrust policy, Jonathan helps his clients develop and execute complex public policy advocacy strategies in Congress and in executive branch agencies including the FCC, the FTC, and the Department of Justice. He also guides clients through congressional investigations and the process of testifying before congressional committees.

On Nov. 5, California Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren introduced the Online Privacy Act of 2019, H.R. 4978, to balance the actual needs of businesses with users’ fair privacy rights and expectations. The proposed privacy bill seeks for the United States to adopt many of the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which is effective Jan. 1, 2020, and that exist under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Below is a brief summary of the main components of the Act. A copy of the Online Privacy Act can be found here, and a section-by-section analysis by the Congresswomen can be viewed here.
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