California’s new privacy law is a bit of an oddball. The law did not go through the normal legislative process. Instead, the law began as an initiative. Politicians rushed the initiative into law for practical reasons. As politicians are wont to do, the effort to rush a bill through the legislature created many practical problems. Primary among these issues is what is the California Consumer Privacy Act effective date? You will often read the date is January 1, 2020, but that is no longer true to some extent as we cover here: [Read more…] about The California Consumer Privacy Act Effective Date
Employees? Pfft! What are they good for? Oh, right. California has enacted a new sweeping privacy law. Unfortunately, the legislature was forced to rush the concept into law due to an election deadline, so the law is full of ambiguities, conflicts, and flat out errors. For example, how does the California Consumer Privacy Act apply to employees? [Read more…] about Does The California Consumer Privacy Act Apply To Employees?
Lawyers exist because regular people often find legal questions complex and confusing. Black and white answers are rare. As a Presidents once said, “Well, it depends what the definition of ‘is’…is.” Ah, but you – the non-lawyer – occasionally get lucky and hit upon a topic where there is a simple, direct answer in the field of law. Such is the case when discussing how the California State Legislature dealt with the California Consumer Privacy Act and non-profits. [Read more…] about The California Consumer Privacy Act and Non-Profits
People are strange…with apologies to The Doors. Alas, politicians are stranger. And this brings us to the story of the peculiar origins of the California Consumer Privacy Act, the new privacy law in California that is causing a mighty ruckus. [Read more…] about The Peculiar Origins Of The California Consumer Privacy Act
The federal government has shown little interest in the topic of privacy despite the world seemingly being fixated on the subject. What is the Californa Consumer Privacy Act? An effort by California to step into the void and set a new privacy standard for personal information collection and use in the United States. [Read more…] about California Consumer Privacy Act – What Is The CCPA?