March 29, 2019

California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018: New Standards and New Challenges

Under the threat of a more restrictive ballot initiative, in June 2018 the California Legislature enacted the Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  The new law expands existing consumer privacy rights under existing laws such as the Online Privacy Protection Act and the Shine the Light law as well as establishing new rights in relation to limiting the sale of personal information, requiring deletion of personal information, and nondiscrimination based on the assertion of privacy rights.  CCPA also creates a private right of action, including the availability of statutory damages, for those impacted by security breaches.  The provisions of the new law are scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2020 and the California Attorney General is tasked with writing rules to interpret and clarify provisions of the law.  This program will review several issues around the CCPA.

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