California Consumer Privacy Act

Do the draft CCPA Regulations make a big difference in compliance costs where it comes to privacy notices? Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessment (SRIA) of the economic impact of the draft CCPA Regulations says – maybe not.

The SRIA issued together with the draft regs does not see any incremental economic impact to the regulations’ provisions

The California Attorney General considered and rejected the creation of a safe harbor exemption from the CCPA for businesses that are already complying with GDPR, says the statement of reasons that accompanies the draft CCPA Regulations.

“The Attorney General rejected this alternative because CCPA and GDPR have different requirements, different definitions, and different scopes. For

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect in January, imposing strict new data privacy mandates on many companies headquartered inside — and outside — the state’s borders. Is your company among them?

Fox Rothschild’s Privacy & Data Security team has developed a free, easy-to-use online tool — CCPA Scope Adviser — that can help

On October 10, California issued draft regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that will remain open for public comment until December 6, 2019.

Learn what these new – and sometimes surprising – provisions could mean for businesses already in the midst of finalizing compliance programs to meet the January 1 effective date.


A survey of 777 registered voters in California showed 88 percent would support The California Privacy Rights Enforcement Act (CPREA), a 2020 ballot measure related to expansion of protections for personal information.

The survey also concluded that 88 percent of respondents support the California Consumer Privacy Act, and 81 percent believe a potential federal U.S.

For a lighter, but still instructive, take on the California Consumer Privacy Act and the recently released CCPA draft regulations, here are the Ten Commandments of CCPA Compliance:

• Thou shalt make for yourself a person overseeing privacy compliance in thine corporation.

• Thou shalt map thy data so thou knowest what it is, wherefrom

“Companies doing business in California may face a heightened risk of litigation when the state’s new privacy law takes effect in January, litigation and privacy attorneys say,” reports Bloomberg’s Sara Merken.

“The California Consumer Privacy Act clears the way for state residents to sue companies for data breaches involving certain information, if a company fails

A new study estimates the costs of California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance:

“California’s new privacy law could cost companies a total of up to $55 billion in initial compliance costs, according to an economic impact assessment prepared for the state attorney general’s office by an independent research firm.”

“On the low end, the researchers

The California Attorney General has issued long-awaited draft regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which is scheduled to take effect in 2020.

High level takeaways:
  • Big emphasis on disclosure and transparency: both format and content of the privacy notices.
  • Separation between the privacy notice for “at or before collection of information” and the