California Consumer Privacy Act

The IAPP — International Association of Privacy Professionals — offers its take on the top 10 impactful provisions of the California Privacy Rights Act ballot initiative.

  • Sensitive information obligations
  • New enforcement authority
  • Expanded data breach definition
  • Audits and risk assessment for high risk processing
  • Restrictions on automated processing and profiling
  • Right to rectification
  • Opt-in and

Democratic Senators introduced a second COVID-19 privacy bill.

It addresses the collection and processing of data in connection with fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. This Democratic Senate bill shares a number of key points with the recently filed Republican Senate bill, among them:

  • consent required for collection and revocable
  • disclosure at collection
  • information security
  • data minimization

Californians for Consumer Privacy announced that it plans to submit well over 900,000 signatures to qualify the California Privacy Rights Act for the November 2020 ballot. Submission has begun in counties across the state and will continue for several days.

CPRA proposes to amend and fortify the consumers rights protections provided in the California Consumer

“The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the first in what will likely be a tsunami of additional U.S. state laws coming down the pike around customer privacy. Companies will have no choice but to adjust to this new normal of increased consumer privacy regulations” says Vinnie Schoenfelder for Forbes.

Companies should:

  • Standardize data collection

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued an alert reminding consumers of their data privacy rights amid the COVID-19 public health emergency.

This included a specific reference to CCPA and the rights granted under it.

“As most of the nation adjusts to mandatory stay-at-home orders, consumers are spending more time than ever on their devices and

National advertisers continue their efforts to delay enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), despite reports that the Attorney General of California has committed to sticking to the current start date of July 1, 2020. The Attorney General’s office has emphasized the importance of data security. According a report by the International Association of

Santa Clara University professor and privacy law expert Eric Goldman says CCPA enforcement should be delayed.

“The DOJ should relax the July 1, 2020 enforcement date. California has declared a state of emergency and is on indefinite lockdown due to COVID-19. This is not business as usual” – says Goldman.

“These circumstances significantly hamper businesses’

Should enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act be delayed?

The current outbreak of COVID-19 warrants delaying enforcement of California’s new privacy law to January 2021, dozens of organizations say in a letter sent this week to state Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

“Now is not the time to threaten business leaders with premature CCPA enforcement

The California Attorney General has published a third draft of the California Consumer Privacy Act regulations.

Key takeaways:

  • Removes example indicating IP addresses may not be personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Removes suggested opt out logo or button.
  • Privacy notice must include categories of sources from which the personal information is collected and the purpose