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June 11, 2020

Final CCPA Regulations Filed by California Attorney General

The California Attorney General has submitted the final proposed regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL).  In a statement filed with the regulations, the AG has requested that the OAL complete an expedited review of the regulations within 30 days, so that enforcement of the regulations can begin on July 1, 2020. The CCPA, a new law that grants a host of privacy rights to California residents, went into effect on January 1. It creates a number of obligations that businesses will need to implement in order to continue to collect personal information. The CCPA does have an exemption to address HIPAA concerns; however, this exemption is not a complete safe harbor under which healthcare entities can avoid complying with the CCPA. Healthcare entities and related service providers should evaluate their systems, and processes to determine what personal information they collect is not outside the CCPA’s reach.