California Privacy Update: CA Legislature Passes Bills Regulating Health and Genetic Privacy
202009.15
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California Privacy Update: CA Legislature Passes Bills Regulating Health and Genetic Privacy

The California legislature recently passed several privacy-related bills, including Assembly Bill 713 (AB 713) and Senate Bill 980 (SB 980). AB 713 amends the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to exempt specific health information from the CCPA. SB 980, or the Genetic Information Privacy Act (the “Act”), creates data privacy and security compliance obligations for…

California Legislature Extends CCPA’s Employee & Business-to-Business Exemptions
202009.02
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California Legislature Extends CCPA’s Employee & Business-to-Business Exemptions

On August 30, 2020, the California state legislature passed Assembly Bill 1281 (AB-1281), which amends the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to extend the CCPA’s employee and business-to-business exemptions by one year, until January 1, 2022.  Under these exemptions, businesses subject to the CCPA are not required to comply with the CCPA’s full requirements regarding…

The CPRA Ballot Initiative: Is It Time to Begin Preparing for CCPA 2.0?
202006.02
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The CPRA Ballot Initiative: Is It Time to Begin Preparing for CCPA 2.0?

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California citizens will most likely be asked to vote this November on a new privacy protection ballot initiative—the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA,” aka “CCPA 2.0”).  This latest measure aims to more closely mirror the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) by establishing broader consumer privacy rights than the current California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)…

COVID-19 Will Not Delay Enforcement of the CCPA Act
202005.12
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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…

California AG Releases Proposed CCPA Regulations: Here’s What You Should Know
201910.11
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California AG Releases Proposed CCPA Regulations: Here’s What You Should Know

On October 10, the California Attorney General released the long-awaited proposed regulations (“CCPA Regulations” or “Regulations”) for the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).  As noted in the press release announcing the CCPA Regulations, the Regulations are intended to operationalize the CCPA, provide additional guidance to consumers and businesses subject to the CCPA, and address some…

Client Alert: Compliance Dates for New State Privacy and Security Laws Quickly Approaching
201907.30
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Client Alert: Compliance Dates for New State Privacy and Security Laws Quickly Approaching

In the past two years, a flurry of states have enacted laws and amendments to laws governing businesses’ collection, use, sharing, and protection of consumers’ personal information, including the SHIELD Act (SHIELD Act or Act) in New York, amendments to Nevada’s Security and Privacy of Personal Information Law, and the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). …