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Overview On September 23, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA), in an open meeting, invited the public to listen in and provide comments on the agency’s current agenda. This five-hour meeting was facilitated by Chairperson Jennifer Urban. Based on the comments aired in the meeting, the public and other stakeholders (such as the business community) seemed interested in updates about the delayed California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) regulations (originally expected in July 2022) and…

Businesses that have implemented compliance measures to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended by the California Consumer Rights Act of 2020 (“CCPA”) can leverage existing compliance mechanisms designed to comply with the CCPA to satisfy requirements under the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (“UCPA”), which will become operative on December 31, 2023. Most companies will not need to expand the scope of their CCPA-focused privacy notices to cover Utah residents exactly…

California recently enacted the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (“Act”) with the stated intention of requiring businesses to consider the best interests of minors under the age of 18 when designing, developing and providing online services. If your business currently offers online services that are likely to be accessed by minors in California, you should consider starting to prepare Data Protection Impact Assessments in accordance with the Act as soon as possible because the law…

Businesses that have implemented compliance measures to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended by the California Consumer Rights Act of 2020 (“CCPA”) can leverage existing vendor contract terms, website disclosures and data subject right processes to satisfy requirements under Nevada’s Revised Statutes Chapter 603A (www.leg.state.nv.us/Division/Legal/LawLibrary/NRS/NRS-603A.html). Most companies will not need to expand the scope of CCPA-focused privacy notices, because the Nevada laws are much more narrowly framed. But, companies may…

In brief The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA) amended the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) with most changes taking effect on 1 January 2023 with a twelve-month look-back. Limited exceptions concerning the personal data of employees and business contacts will expire. The new California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) has published draft regulations that will, once finalized, expand on the rules in the statute and existing regulations from the California Attorney General. The CPPA is…

2022 is looking to be an unprecedented year for California companies’ privacy law obligations. The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) takes effect on January 1, 2023 with a twelve-month look-back that also applies to the personal data of employees and business contacts. The new California Privacy Protection Agency is preparing regulations that will sit on top of existing rules from the California Attorney General. Meanwhile, the California Legislature is enacting privacy laws even though it has not…

2022 is looking to be an unprecedented year for California companies’ privacy law obligations. The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) takes effect on January 1, 2023, with a twelve-month look-back that also applies to the personal data of employees and business contacts. The new California Privacy Protection Agency is preparing regulations that will sit on top of existing rules from the California Attorney General. Meanwhile, the California Legislature is enacting privacy laws even though it has not…

In brief On “Privacy Day” – California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced an investigative sweep targeted at the data collection practices of businesses running consumer loyalty programs in California and issued notices of non-compliance to a number of “major corporations” in the retail, home improvement, travel, and food services industries. Such loyalty programs offered financial incentives to consumers (e.g., discounts, free items, and other rewards) in exchange for their personal information. Under the California Consumer Privacy Act…

Companies, lawyers, privacy officers, compliance managers, as well as human resources, marketing and IT professionals are increasingly facing privacy issues. While plenty of information is freely available, it can be difficult to grasp a problem quickly, without getting lost in details and advocacy. This is where Determann’s Field Guide to Data Privacy Law comes into its own – identifying key issues and providing concise practical guidance for an increasingly complex field shaped by rapid change…

In brief The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA) introduces sweeping changes to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), most of which will become operative as of 1 January 2023 with a “look back” to 1 January 2022. Some key revisions include:  A new definition of “sensitive personal information” and detailed obligations regarding the processing of sensitive personal information for non-essential purposes; A new and counterintuitive definition of “sharing” personal information and related restrictions aimed…