Tell me don’t sell me.

“As defined by the CCPA, a sale refers to the ‘selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer’s personal information by the business to another business or a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration.’

Here are some key points for employers to keep in mind related to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which were included in my presentation to a recent meeting of Fox Rothschild’s Labor & Employment Practice Group.

  • Most employee rights were carved out of CCPA, but only until Jan. 2, 2021.
  •  Employers that are “businesses”

“European and U.S. regulators are likely to ramp up enforcement of privacy laws this year, especially children’s privacy.”

“The Federal Trade Commission is looking to update Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act rules. State attorneys general offices have said they’ll focus on protecting kids’ data. Irish data privacy enforcers said children’s privacy protections will be a

A Florida privacy bill, resembling one passed last year in Nevada, would introduce significant new privacy notice requirements for Florida operators similar to the California Consumer Privacy Act, and require giving consumers the ability to opt out of a sale of information.

The privacy “notice” would need to include several items.  Most importantly, the operator

“In California we are rebalancing the power dynamic by putting power back in the hands of consumers. I encourage all Californians to take a moment to understand their new rights and exercise these rights to take control of their personal data,” wrote California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

“Becerra has issued an advisory for consumers highlighting

“Adequacy” seems to be the hardest word.

On the brink of Brexit and the UK becoming a “third country” without a so called “adequacy” status for the cross border transfer of personal data from the European Union — Could California have its own Privacy Shield arrangement separate from the rest of the U.S.?

This question

On the sixth day of CCPA the California Senate Health Committee gave to me … a HIPAA carve-out.

AB 713, reported favorably by the California Senate Health Committee, would expand the exemption related to HIPAA and medical research.

Specific carve-outs:
  • De-identified PHI or medical information, provided that the business does not attempt nor actually re-identify