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California Attorney General: CCPA Enforcement on Schedule Despite COVID-19

CCPA enforcement will not be delayed by COVID-19. A coalition of nearly sixty business and organizations called on California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to temporarily defer CCPA enforcement by six months until January, due to the pandemic. The wide-ranging coalition argued that a deferral of enforcement would allow businesses to prioritize the needs of their […]
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Cybersecurity Response to the California Consumer Privacy Act

While many companies are aware that they are subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act, 85 percent of those in a recent survey say they have only partially implemented policies to comply or have done nothing to prepare. Non-compliant businesses could face not only hefty fees but potentially adverse impacts to their brand, a loss […]
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Business Considerations for Complying With the Final CCPA Regulation

Due to the timing and extenuating circumstances of the attorney general’s submission of final regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act to the Office of Administrative Law, it’s uncertain when they will become effective. It could be any time between July and October, leaving businesses struggling to prioritize compliance and dealing with the pandemic. That […]
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The CCPA Is Here. Watch Out!

Attorneys at Baker McKenzie summarize key parts of the California Consumer Privacy Act, identifying the new rights that it gives to consumers and the ways that the attorney general’s office and the courts can enforce them. “Even companies that do not have consumers in California, one of the largest economies in the world… need to […]
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State of Privacy: California Takes the Lead With CCPA

Organizations have been scrambling to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act before enforcement begins in July, says Caitlin Fennessy, research director of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and Dominique Shelton Leipzig, a partner at Perkins Coie. In a 7-minute video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA 2020, Fennessy and Shelton Leipzig […]
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The CCPA Will Guide State Privacy Legislation After COVID-19, Experts Say

The health crisis has forced many state legislatures to suspend their sessions or shift focus away from anticipated data privacy legislation, but experts say...

Industry Insight: The CCPA’s Elusive “Reasonable Security” Safe Harbor

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides unparalleled rights for California residents with regard to data privacy.  The CCPA contains an expansive definition of “personal information” and establishes completely new data privacy entitlements for California consumers, including rights to access, delete and opt-out of the sale of personal information.  In addition, the CCPA provides new […]
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California Attorney General’s Second Set of Modified CCPA Regulations: Undoing, Redoing, Clarifying

On March 11, the California Attorney General published a second set of modifications to its Regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act. Unlike the AG’s modifications from just last month, the substantive changes this time are not quite so numerous, but there are few provisions worth noting. The most significant changes consist of undoing some […]
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NYSBA Eyes Mandatory Cybersecurity CLE Credit, Citing Attorneys’ Heightened Cyberrisk

The New York State Bar Association is taking one step to ensure its attorneys know how to adequately protect themselves from cyber attacks. The...

CCPA 2.0 And Where We Go From Here

Californians for Consumer Privacy have submitted hundreds of thousands more signatures than are required to put “CCPA 2.0” on California ballots in November. If the attorney general qualifies the initiative, and it passes, the new law would be noteworthy for a number of reasons: It will affect other legislation, most notably extending the provisions of […]
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