It looks like 2021 is going to be a big year for consumer privacy awareness. Apple recently announced its current release iOS 14.3 will introduce a new privacy information section along with a developer-reported summary of its app’s privacy practices. However, in a later release this information will appear as a Privacy “Nutrition Label” for app purchases within the App Store. The new release is a significant adjustment for developers and consumers, as it adds more transparency and awareness for app users.
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.
IntraEdge proudly introduces QuikSense powered by Truyo, a standalone, contactless temperature wrist sensor that was designed with privacy in mind. QuikSense enables your business to conduct contactless and privacy-minded health screenings quickly in the workplace or in well-gathered spaces, such as school campuses, distribution/manufacturing centers, offices, hospitals, etc. Companies now have access to a cost-effective and accurate health-check solution that prioritizes health and privacy.
As technology transforms our lives, consumers are looking to businesses not only for innovation but to manage their data responsibly. All aspects of a privacy program that are exposed to the public should be handled lawfully and ethically in these ever-changing times. But to address these consumer concerns, companies can also improve the privacy user experience (UX) and extend a greater sense of transparency throughout their digital landscape.
Businesses have endured many challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic and they have voiced their concerns loud and clear around the enforcement phase of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). However, one thing remains clear, the California Attorney General has consistently reaffirmed his intention to begin enforcing regulations under the CCPA on July 1, 2020 and CCPA is now enforceable!
The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) officially makes the November ballot for the 2020 elections. After the Californians for Consumer Privacy advocate group filed a Writ of Mandate, it led to a hearing before the Sacramento Superior Court on Friday, June 19, 2020. Judge Change of the Sacramento Superior Court ruled in favor of the advocacy group to ensure the delay of verifying signatures would not stand in the way of CPRA.
California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)
The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) inches closer and closer to the November 2020 ballot. With the number of signatures being verified, Los Angeles County was the latest county added to the statistical total of 75 percent. The current status stands at an impressive 78 percent of the overall signatures confirmed so far. Although not entirely in the clear, it appears that the CPRA ballot initiative will likely make it to the 2020 ballot, which means additional updates to the existing CCPA law are possible.
As the world tries to adjust to this "new normal," many are wondering how businesses will resume a normal or phased approach to re-opening. With strict new guidelines for social distancing, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends daily health checks in the workplace, and that all companies implement an updated plan that reduces exposure to COVID-19.
As the proposed amendment California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) teeters on the edge of uncertainty, so could the enforcement date for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The California attorney general has previously stated that the enforcement date for the CCPA will begin July 1, 2020, leaving many businesses rushing to ensure they meet CCPA compliance to avoid potential fines. However, the attorney general's draft for the proposed enforcement regulation needs to be submitted to the state Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for review along with the State Administrative Procedures Act to enforce such regulations.
Truyo adds a fresh perspective to virtual events, with the launch of the Privacy Leaders Circle. This new nationwide network will bring privacy decision-makers together, during this new era of social distancing, as they engage in peer-to-peer dialogue and share their best practices without ever leaving home. With the CCPA enforcement right around the corner starting July 1, 2020, CCPA compliance is top of mind for organizations as the Attorney General of California stated he is not extending the enforcement date.
Despite missing the April 21, 2020 target date, the advocacy group, Californians for Consumer Privacy, is still moving forward with their attempt to qualify the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) on the November 2020 ballot. This new ballot initiative has until June 25, 2020, to get at least 623,212 signatures verified by state and county officials but it’s a complicated and perilous process to secure a spot in the general elections, as explained by Michael Hellbusch from Rutan & Tucker.