Dan Clarke, President - IntraEdge
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) proposed updates continue to roll in as the third set of proposed modifications released by the California Department of Justice were submitted for comment through October 28, 2020. According to Michael Hellbusch of Rutan & Tucker, the latest modifications are a big deal for a lot of businesses and their websites. However, the biggest news is that the AG proposed these modifications at all especially being so close to the November 2020 election.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1281 on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. The bill extends the business-to-business and employee partial moratoria, also known as employee privacy rights, until the end of 2022.
Data breaches and technology are evolving at such a rapid rate. In the first half of 2020 alone, data breaches significantly increased by 273% compared to 2019, making privacy laws and regulations such as the CCPA paramount in protecting consumer rights. California is leading the way for privacy compliance, as the fifth-largest global economy, the CCPA forces many companies to address privacy compliance.
Privacy laws and regulations have transformed the relationship between businesses and the personal data they collect from consumers. The CCPA grants privacy rights to California’s consumers, which gives them the right to request access, delete, and modify their data. Granting these rights to individuals can place a significant burden on businesses because they must know exactly what data they hold, where, and in what context, which can be an extremely complex process to unfold.
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On August 31, 2020, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 1281, extending the business-to-business and employee partial moratoria also referred to as employee privacy rights, until the end of 2021. Earlier this year, in a study conducted among privacy professionals by Dimension Data on behalf of Truyo, 49% of businesses were already addressing employee privacy rights in the workplace.
Privacy rights regulation is expanding beyond the GDPR and CCPA with Brazil’s privacy law referred to as the LGPD (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais) now effective as of September 18, 2020. While penalties for infractions will be applied on August 1, 2021.
If the CCPA has proved anything in 2020, it was the certainty of uncertainty. Businesses subject to the CCPA have been uncertain about how the CCPA would be interpreted ever since the statute was passed in 2019. After months of proposals and amendments to the CCPA’s regulations, California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra submitted the final regulations of the CCPA to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on June 1, 2020. The OAL approved the regulations and Mr. Becerra announced on August 14, 2020 that they would take effect immediately.
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