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Assessing the Impact of the Implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act on the United States through Policy Evaluation

Putman, C.G.J. (2020) Assessing the Impact of the Implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act on the United States through Policy Evaluation.

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Abstract:This research focuses on a new privacy regulation in the US: the California Consumer Privacy Act. How this act came into place is explored, the contents are examined, and its possibly far reaching consequences are discussed through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Consequences of the law are examined through available data published by government institutions on state level. Possible reach of the law is examined through examining its territorial and material scope, and by comparison with the GDPR. An important aspect of this research is to discover if the California effect is occurring, and to which extent. This is important to determine the (possibly) unintended consequences to the state of California, primarily on economic terms. Results show that more than half of US states have, at time of writing, at least discussed researching consumer data privacy regulations. This at least partially supports the hypothesis regarding the presence of the California effect. Nevertheless, only three have succeeded in actually implementing such regulations. Furthermore, no real negative economic consequences due to the implementation of announcement of the CCPA in 2018, or the implementation of the act in 2020 could be observed.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:86 law, 88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/85318
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