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CCPA-California-Consumer-Privacy-ActThe deadline is fast approaching for businesses that buy, receive, sell, or share the personal information of 10 million or more California consumers to report their California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) rights requests metrics. On July 1, 2021, these businesses must report certain data (outlined below) in their privacy policy or elsewhere online accessible via a link in their privacy policy.

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Informational privacy is a hot topic. Just recently new privacy laws in California and Virginia have brought Europe-inspired requirements on how companies process personal information to the US.

Data is a valuable, but challenging asset.

Organizations can only meaningfully protect, and effectively make the most of, their digital assets if they know what data they have, the usage limitations that apply to it and where it resides and who has access to it. Data management is a huge challenge for organizations in the modern hyper-connected tech-enabled world; yet challenges can be turned into opportunities by organizations willing and able to step-up to them.

Data management is not just about legal compliance.  In many ways, it comes down to branding.
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As of today, July 1, 2020, the California Attorney General (“AG”) will begin enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), which went into effect on January 1, 2020.  Under the CCPA, the AG may recover civil penalties of up to $2,500 for each violation and up to $7,500 for each intentional violation.  The

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On March 11, 2020, the California Attorney General (“AG”) published a second round of modifications to the proposed regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). The AG initially published the proposed regulations in October 2019 and then published modifications to such proposed regulations in February 2020. The deadline for submitting comments on this draft of modifications to the proposed CCPA regulations is Friday, March 27, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

The March 27, 2020, 5:00 p.m. timetable indicates that the final rules may be in force before the July 1, 2020, deadline set by the CCPA. Organizations currently working toward CCPA compliance should expect the AG to commence investigative activity as soon as the rulemaking process concludes.

What Has Changed?

The modifications are generally minor and technical, with a few exceptions. The modifications were made in response to approximately 100 comments received on the second draft of the proposed regulations that were submitted to the AG’s office between February 7, 2020 and February 25, 2020.

The most recent modifications to the proposed regulations include the following:
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In just a few short weeks (January 1, 2020), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will impose burdensome GDPR-like transparency and individual rights requirements on almost every company that handles “personal information” regarding California residents, including employees.  Is your organization ready?

We have prepared a number of client alerts and blog posts to help you determine if your organization is subject to the CCPA and, if so, the steps necessary to comply.
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Amendments to California’s expansive Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“the Act”) include new provisions that may significantly impact the timing of enforcement and provide exemptions for large amounts of personal data regulated by other laws.

The Act, signed into law in June, is a sweeping data privacy law that regulates the processing of personal data of California residents. Because the Act was hastily passed in order to prevent a similar ballot initiative proceeding to a vote in the November elections, it was expected that the Act would undergo significant amendments before it enters into effect on January 1, 2020.

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