California AG Announces Enforcement Sweep on Employee and Job Applicant Information Practices


On July 14, 2023, California Attorney General, Rob Bonta, announced that his office had initiated an investigative sweep focused on employers’ compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) with respect to employee and job applicant personal information. Before January 1, 2023, the CCPA had excluded employment-related personal information from the scope of personal information subject to the statute. This is the first CCPA enforcement sweep focused on employment-related personal information practices since the exemption for employment-related data expired.  The Attorney General’s press release emphasized the importance of complying with CCPA obligations, specifically including notice obligations and obligations to fulfill requests by consumers (as defined by the CCPA) to exercise their rights to access, delete, and opt-out of the sale and sharing of personal information.  

You can find out more about your obligations under the CCPA and other state comprehensive data privacy laws here

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