The Clash of eDiscovery and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

A recent California discovery ruling may have far-reaching impact on the intersection of CCPA privacy rights and the discovery process in lawsuits. The Central District of California federal magistrate judge in Kaupelis v. Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc. ruled that the CCPA or other privacy laws can’t preclude plaintiffs from getting the discovery they seek. To balance the discovery and privacy rights, the judge reasoned that a protective order could protect the consumers’ privacy. The court stated that “[n]othing in the CCPA presents a bar to civil discovery.  Notably, no other case has so held.  And the statute itself explicitly says that it is not a restriction on a business’s ability to comply with federal law.” Read my full article here. #ediscovery #CCPA #privacylaws

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