The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) will impact global companies. The CPPA aims to sets forth landmark privacy rights for Californians and becomes effective January 1, 2020. Last week the California Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee began clarifying important ambiguities in the CCPA through a serious of amendment bills. These amendment bills are not law just yet. These bills were actions taken by the Committee to advance proposed changes through the legislative process. Some of the most notable clarification from the amendment bills include:
Two amendment bills were withdrawn that would have dramatically expanded the CCPA requirements. Notably, it included the bill that extended the private right of action to all privacy violations, extended the opt-out to all sharing of personal information (not just “sales”), added data minimization requirements, and expanded the CCPA right-to-know requirement to require accounting to consumers the specific third parties to whom personal information was shared.
What’s next? These amendment bills head to the Senate leadership. However, these initial steps suggest that some legislative clarifications of CCPA requirements may pass this year. It is important to balance compliance with this state law with other data privacy and security laws across the globe. Taking a practical approach with experienced legal teams will be critical.
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