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The Fight Over CCPA Heats Up

Posted in Privacy Regulation

We recently published a client alert on the California Consumer Privacy Act. From the alert:

When California lawmakers hastily enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in June 2018, few expected the law — voted on after only a few days’ deliberation — to remain unamended. And, indeed, the law was first amended just a few months later. But that was not the end of the story. In late April, California legislative committees voted on several amendments to CCPA, which takes effect January 1, 2020. Some of these amendments would make the CCPA a bit more business-friendly, while others would make it far more burdensome — and potentially costly — for companies.

This update summarizes these proposed amendments, which, if passed, will be further supplemented by the Attorney General Office’s promulgation of regulations, which are still expected to be issued for public comment by fall 2019. The Office of the Attorney General has been holding town hall meetings throughout California in order to gather input from companies and consumer advocates to help shape these regulations.

Read the full alert here.

You can listen to Meegan Brooks discuss the CCPA on Episode 262 of The Cyberlaw Podcast.