Californians took to the polls last week and decisively voted to approve Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act, an amendment to the recently-enacted California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The amendments to CCPA law are expected to strengthen protections to what is already the foremost data privacy law in the Country.[Read More]
On September 25, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 713 (the “Amendment”) into law, amending the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to implement exceptions related to consumer health data. Specifically, the CCPA amendment addresses inconsistencies between data protection afforded under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and the CCPA, respectively. The Amendment took effect on September 30, 2020.
What does the CCPA Amendment cover?[Read More]
Recently, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) regulations were modified by the California Attorney General for a second time. These modifications are an attempt to address issues raised by approximately one hundred comments that followed the release of the Modified Draft Regulations on February 7, 2020. The California Attorney General is accepting written comments on the latest modifications until March 27, 2020. All of these measures are being taken to ensure that businesses have a clear understanding of what the CCPA regulations require before the enforcement date of July 1, 2020.
What are the most recent modifications to the CCPA regulations?[Read More]
Recently, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) regulations were modified by the California Attorney General. The latest CCPA law modifications were released on February 7, 2020, in an attempt to address issues that were raised during the public hearing and comment period that followed the release of the proposed regulations on October 11, 2019.
The California Attorney General has announced a deadline of February 24, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (PST) to submit written comments, in yet another attempt to clarify CCPA law.
How have the proposed regulations changed?[Read More]
January 16th, 2020
In September 2019, the California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill No. 1202 (“A.B. 1202”), amending the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The amendment requires qualified businesses to register as data brokers with the California Attorney General on or before January 31, 2020. A.B. 1202 defines “Data Broker” as “a business that knowingly collects and sells to third parties the personal information of a consumer with whom the business does not have a direct relationship.” (emphasis supplied). A.B. 1202 carves out exemptions from the data broker registration requirement for most entities subject to regulation under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and the Insurance Information and Privacy Protection Act, respectively.
Who is a Data Broker and what are the data broker registration requirements?[Read More]
September 26, 2019
Readers of this blog have been following our updates on prospective amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Among other amendments, Assembly Bill No. 1355 (the “Bill”) was passed by the California State Legislature on September 13, 2019. This CCPA amendment, if signed into law by Governor Newsom, will, among other things, rectify some of the drafting errors related to language included in the definition of “personal information,” disclosures required in website privacy policies and how the Attorney General can establish rules and procedures that companies should follow in order to comply with consumer request requirements.
How does the Bill amend the CCPA?
September 25, 2019
As we have previously blogged, the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA“) will impose significant new obligations on how businesses handle California State residents’ personal information. Although the CCPA is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2020, California lawmakers are still working on amendments, implementing regulations, and clarifying CCPA exceptions. Shortly before the close of the California legislative session on September 13, 2019, several amendments were passed and sent to the Governor for signature. One of the amendments being considered by the Governor, AB 874, would modify the definition of personal information by expanding the CCPA exception for publicly available information.
How Does AB 874 Amend the CCPA?