Lashway Quoted in Bloomberg Law on the California Consumer Privacy Act

California Privacy Law May Spur Data Breach Lawsuit Wave
– Bloomberg Law

Co-lead of Manatt’s privacy and data security practice Scott Lashway spoke with Bloomberg Law about the limited California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) private right of action and the expected spike in litigation surrounding data breaches once the CCPA goes into effect on January 1, 2020. In the article, Lashway notes that companies subject to potential class actions could face steep damages, saying, “If you look at availability of damages through calculation, the numbers are staggering.”