“It is very important for businesses to start thinking about compliance now. From my perspective, we are getting ready for enforcement in parallel with our rule-making process.” — Deputy California Attorney General Stacy Schlesser. 

Schlesser says there is no time like the present to work on CCPA compliance.

Though the attorney general can begin enforcement only on July 1, 2020, “When and if the attorney general takes action in July, it can, in fact, retroactively enforce for infractions committed starting Jan. 1,” said Travis LeBlanc, former enforcement chief at the Federal Communications Commission and a newly confirmed member of the federal Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

Details from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.