The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was signed into law on June 28, 2018 and took effect on January 1, 2020.
On June 1, 2020, the California Attorney General (AGO) submitted its final regulations to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and asked OAL to expedite review so that the regulations can take effect July 1, 2020. Despite pleas from some trade associations to delay enforcement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AGO has made clear that it intends to target July 1st as the start of its enforcement date.
Although unclear when the OAL will approve the final regulations, businesses should assume that CCPA enforcement will begin July 1st and plan accordingly. Businesses should also note that the AGO has the ability to retroactively enforce violations beginning on the January 1, 2020 effective date.
Considered to be the most comprehensive privacy law in the US to date, the CCPA will not only change the way many companies collect, disclose and store personal information — but could also pave the way for additional state privacy laws and perhaps a national privacy framework.
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