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General Counsel Unprepared for Data Privacy Regulations Including CCPA

More than half of general counsel – 56 percent – believe their organizations are not prepared for new and coming data privacy regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act, which went into effect at the beginning of July. About the same number indicated they will be spending more on privacy compliance as other laws around the […]
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Too Late? Businesses Still Working on CCPA Compliance as Enforcement Starts

Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act officially is in effect, but for many of the covered entities spread across the United States and abroad, compliance may still be a work in progress. Not only did companies face the unexpected logistical and financial hurdles presented by the COVID-19 outbreak, but there still remains some lingering […]
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It’s Official: CCPA Enforcement Begins

Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act has officially begun, despite the lack of a final, codified version of the regulation. Technically, CCPA is not enforceable until the state’s Office of Administrative Law completes its review and returns the resolution to the attorney general’s office. Nevertheless, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced the his […]
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CPRA Back on Track Following Court Order

On June 19, 2020, the Superior Court for Sacramento County, California issued a ruling providing relief to the promoters of the California Privacy Rights Act ballot initiative (the “CPRA”).  We wrote here about the potential problem with the timing of the signature verification process required for the CPRA to qualify for the Fall 2020 ballot, […]
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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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Is Iowa Going to Provide California-Style Data Privacy Rights?

The Iowa Legislature just wrapped up its 2020 session. In the end, the COVID-19 pandemic dictated much of this year’s legislative agenda. There is little doubt that this interrupted several legislative initiatives, including one that could have significantly changed the privacy rights of Iowans. Proposed early in March, the legislation could have required Iowa businesses […]
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The CCPA ‘Moving Target’ One Month Before Privacy Enforcement Begins

With the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enforcement deadline only a month away, Chief Privacy Officers still must grapple with significant uncertainties about what exactly the law requires. Read the full post at DLA Piper
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CCPA Final Regulations Submitted – What Does Your Business Need To Do?

As the July 1 CCPA enforcement date looms, Baker Donelson’s Alexander Koskey identifies some notable items that your business should be thinking about for the CCPA: Disclosures regarding the collection and use of personal information Privacy policies Service providers Financial incentives Procedures for handling consumer requests Your employees The applicable scope of exemptions More at […]
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California AG Suggests Additional CCPA Regulations May Be Needed

In the detailed summaries of comments to the final California Consumer Privacy Act regulations, responses from the California Office of the Attorney General indicate that some of the areas and issues flagged in the comments may warrant additional, future regulations. Areas include the scope of the law, clarity in the definition of “sale” and other […]
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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...