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Final CCPA Regulations Accepted by Attorney General

The California Attorney General announced this month the approval of final regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), formalizing the state’s sweeping law giving consumers control over how their personal information is collected, used, and shared. The law, which went into effect in January of this year, underwent a review process that aimed to further clarify compliance measures for businesses serving California residents. After several public forums, review processes, and recommendations from the Office of Administrative Law (OAL), Attorney…

Final CCPA Proposed Regulations Submitted

The final proposed regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) were submitted by the California Attorney General to the California Office of Administrative Law earlier this month. The proposed regulations aim to further clarify compliance measures for businesses serving California residents. The CCPA, which went into effect January 2020, is a regulatory step toward giving California consumers control over how their personal information is collected, used, and shared. A brief outline of the CCPA: California consumers have the power…

Beyond California: State Privacy Laws Around the Nation

The European Union exemplifies the “gold standard of data privacy laws” with the expansive GDPR passed in April 2016. While the United States has not passed such a comprehensive bill, there are federal privacy laws, new state laws, and a number of initiatives geared toward bolstering consumer protections. With the CCPA — California Consumer Protection Act — effective Jan 1, 2020, many other states are ramping up their data privacy laws and task force initiatives. The momentum to protect consumers…

CCPA Encounters First Big Challenge from Facebook

Less than a month after the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect, it appears Facebook will not be changing its web tracking practices anytime soon in response. Facebook is challenging its obligation to comply with the new law through a CCPA exemption for “service providers.” Facebook argues it can avoid CCPA compliance by defining itself as a “service provider” who acts as a platform that delivers anonymized data about its users to clients. The CCPA went into effect…

Potential Obstacles with the CCPA Regulations

For complex, trail-blazing pieces of legislation, the passage of the law often represents the beginning of a long process of interpretation by the courts, clarifying amendments, and compliance challenges. The passage of the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) means businesses operating within or serving California consumers have to make adjustments to the way they handle and share consumer data. We’ve identified some of the key challenges with the CCPA below: 1.  Determining Who Has to Comply With new CCPA regulations…

California Data Protection Law

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The new California data protection law, named the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), went into effect on  January 1, 2020, bringing a wealth of changes for both consumers and businesses. The law deals directly with how companies collect, store, and handle consumer information. For California consumers, the law provides greater transparency into how their data is used and offers options to opt-out of certain data practices. How The New California Data Protection Law Affects Consumers The CCPA applies to all…

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