The California Consumer Privacy Act [“CCPA“] is a tail wagging the dog law. The new privacy law did not go through the traditional legislative process. Instead, the legislation first appeared as an initiative, which was then rushed into law in less than a week for political and practical reasons. The peculiar origin of the law creates a trap for companies in the form of CCPA amendments and regulations as discussed in this video.
Amendments and Regulations
Fortunately, the Attorney General now has until the summer of 2020 thanks to the amendments found in SB 1221. Nonetheless, one can expect the plaintiff’s bar to argue particular aspects of the law go into effect on January 1, 2020, despite the lack of regulations.
Let the chaos commence.
Whether legal counsel or a member of management, be hyper-vigilant when reviewing the text of the CCPA. Ask yourself if you are evaluating the latest version of the law? If not, any analysis of the law may be in error for the simple reason you are reading text replaced in a newly amended version of the law. CCPA amendments and regulations are going to be the downfall of more than a few companies. Don’t be one.
Richard A. Chapo, Esq.
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