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On February 7, 2020, the California Attorney General released its revised draft implementing regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act. The revised regulations are not yet final. The California AG will accept written comments regarding the updated regulations until 5:00 pm (PST) on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The following is a high-level overview of the key new requirements under the updated regulations that are important for businesses to consider in connection with their CCPA compliance…

Along with changes brought by the CCPA, companies should be aware of other important privacy developments that went into effect in early 2020.  Notable changes to data breach notification laws in California, Illinois, Oregon, and Texas promise to have a significant impact on businesses experiencing security incidents and signal a movement towards stricter and more demanding requirements in this space.    California Amends Definition of Personal Information for Breach Notification         The definition of personal information…

In this episode of Connect On Tech, your host Brian Hengesbaugh is joined by Teresa Michaud, a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Los Angeles office. Together they will discuss the possible private litigation that may arise as a result of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Tune in to learn: What clients are calling “the scariest aspect” of the CCPAHow class action plaintiffs might bring suit outside of the data breach contextTeresa’s practical tips for how…

In the flurry of bills relating to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California Legislature also enacted a law requiring data brokers to register, following a similar (but not identical) law in Vermont (see, https://iapp.org/news/a/analysis-vermonts-data-broker-regulation/) and attention by Congress, the FTC and advocates to data brokers in prior years (https://iapp.org/news/a/ftc-calls-for-legislative-action-to-regulate-data-brokers/). California lawmakers placed the broker law right before CCPA in the California Civil Code and clarified in Cal. Civ. Code §1798.99.88 that “Nothing ……

Joining this episode of Connect on Tech is Brandon Moseberry, a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Chicago office. Brandon will discuss cookies and trackers, a critical, complex issue. In this episode, you will hear: What cookies and trackers are and how they workWhether the usage of these cookies and trackers constitute a sale under the CCPABrandon’s predictions on further developments and solutions, as well as his tips on how companies should tackle this issue https://open.spotify.com/episode/3bH4DQCueXySQkOOqUbK9R

What does this mean for covered businesses? Two important privacy law developments took place last week in California. On 10 October 2019, the California Attorney General (AG) published its proposed regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and on 11 October 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed several bills that were passed in mid-September amending the CCPA (click here for a summary of those amendments). In this alert, we summarize some of the key requirements…

The California legislative session ended with a bang on September 13, when legislators passed several noteworthy amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The California governor has until October 13 to act on these amendments. We have outlined below the amendments that materially alter the original scope or requirements of the CCPA and that will impact CCPA compliance activities for many organizations. Limited Personnel ExemptionAssembly Bill 25, the amendment exempting personal information collected from…

In 2018, California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), the first state-level “omnibus” privacy law, which imposes broad obligations on businesses to provide state residents with transparency and control of their personal data. This year, Maine and Nevada have followed suit and passed legislation focused on consumer privacy, and Pennsylvania has a consumer privacy bill currently under legislative review. Other states in which US companies do business saw similar legislation, such as Hawaii, Illinois,…

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese ProverbIn fewer than 6 months, the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) come into operation. With no sign that CCPA’s obligations will be materially watered down or preempted by federal legislation, companies that have not started preparing for CCPA need to do so as quickly as possible in order to meet the January 1,…