The world is watching to see what CPPA’s inaugural board looks like, whether it will be inclusive of diverse stakeholder input, whether it will have the ability to empathize with the businesses and economics of the real world, and whether the appointments will be made on fact-based inquiries about qualifications, experience, and merits. The fear, however, is a board of zealots, activists, and academics who are disconnected from the real world and apathetic towards the struggles that business owners in California face on a daily basis. It is no secret that California privacy enforcement continued against businesses unabated throughout the pandemic.
Because of the great power and responsibility that the CPPA is vested with, it is important that the inaugural board be comprised of individuals who bring a balanced and inclusive approach to the position. Doing so could bring much needed transparency and predictability to the world of privacy regulation.