With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have had to react to a whole new set of issues that were not on their radar four (4) months ago. One task that may have been tabled until some sense of normalcy was restored is compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Businesses must be aware that July 1, 2020, marked the day that the California State Attorney General’s Office began its CCPA enforcement efforts. Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the enforcement date by releasing a statement encouraging “every Californian to know their rights to internet privacy and every business to know its responsibilities.” Although it is too early to know what enforcement will look like, businesses that are not already within CCPA compliance must act fast to avoid stiff penalties.
What are the immediate responsibilities businesses should be aware of?[Read More]