COVID-19 Will Not Delay Enforcement of the CCPA Act
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COVID-19 Will Not Delay Enforcement of the CCPA Act

California’s Attorney General, Xavier Becerra (the AG), has no plans to delay enforcement of the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA or the Act) during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Although the CCPA went into effect on January 1, 2020, the statute does not authorize enforcement of the Act to begin until July 1, 2020, or…

Pandemic Privacy: COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act to be Introduced in Congress
202005.05
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Pandemic Privacy: COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act to be Introduced in Congress

On April 30, 2020, Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announced his plan to introduce the “COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act.” The bill, which is co-sponsored by three Republican Senators—Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)—aims to protect consumer geolocation…