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Round Three of Proposed Modifications to the CCPA

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.

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California’s AG Reminds Users to Protect Data Privacy During COVID-19

The news surrounding COVID-19 is continuously changing as most of the nation is adapting to mandatory stay at home orders. With the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urging individuals to continue implementing social distancing guidelines to help curb the spread of COVID-19 —individuals are spending more time connected to devices as a means to communicate with work, school, friends, and family.

What does this mean for data privacy?

The California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued an alert on Friday April 10, reminding consumers of their data privacy rights during this pandemic. "The reality is that COVID-19 is forcing families to adjust to a new way of living and connecting remotely," said Attorney General Becerra.

With an immense increase in connectivity to the internet and devices due to work from home orders, including children required to attend class from home, this may result in an increase in consumers exercising their data rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

To read the full statement from the Attorney General click here.

 

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