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**Originally published by Bloomberg Law.** On July 1, 2020 California’s attorney general started enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act by sending letters to companies with requests to cure alleged violations, as contemplated by the CCPA. The legislation took effect on Jan. 1, 2020, as part of the California Civil Code, and called on the attorney general to enforce the law within six months of enacting regulations or July 1, 2020 the latest. The CCPA regulations…

For those privacy buffs following the status of the California Privacy Rights Act ballot initiative (CPRA), today is the much-anticipated deadline to officially decide whether the CPRA will qualify for the Fall 2020 ballot in November. The final answer? Yes, it will. Background CPRA (which was introduced by the Californians for Consumer Privacy in January 2020) is a ballot initiative that would both expand the scope of the existing California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and…

On June 1, 2020, in a surprise, last-minute filing, the office of the California Attorney General submitted the final CCPA final California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) proposed regulations to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL). What does this mean for businesses subject to the CCPA? Under normal circumstances, the OAL would have 30 days to review the proposed regulations for procedural compliance with California’s Administrative Procedure Act; however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this timeframe…

In this episode of Connect On Tech, your host Brian Hengesbaugh is joined by Lothar Determann, a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Palo Alto office. Lothar and Brian discuss the finalization of the California Consumer Privacy Act. You can expect to hear: Lothar’s predictions for timing and substance of the final CCPA regulationsAspects of the draft regulation that may pose issues as standsPotential new privacy legislation to come from California in the future https://open.spotify.com/episode/6DgZ1KgqBwVLrnN3ex105Y Related Resources…

On March 11, 2020, the California Attorney General released another set of revisions to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) draft implementing regulations. The regulations are not yet finalized (a public comment period for this most recent version is open until March 27, 2020), but below we highlight key changes and takeaways for businesses under the latest version of the regulations. Note that this round of revisions to the regulations largely consist of updates to…

As of February 15th, twelve other states (in addition to California and Nevada) have either released new or revived old data privacy and protection bills that did not pass during last year’s legislative sessions. Through a four part video series, Global Chair of Data Privacy & Security Brian Hengesbaugh breaks down the need-to-know information for B2B businesses, including what companies could be considering now to prepare. Part one serves as an introduction, addressing the importance of the…

Now that the California Consumer Privacy Act is in effect, it is imperative to consider the potential litigation risks that many companies are likely to face as a result of the new law. While many commentators have analyzed the CCPA’s express private right of action for data breaches that occur in the absence of reasonable security measures, it’s important to note that class litigation may be used in an attempt to privately enforce the other…

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…