It should come as no surprise to anyone that the California State Legislature has passed, and the California Governor has signed, amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Having previously been a ballot initiative, one of the main drivers to get the CCPA passed as traditional legislation was to allow the law to go through the standard legislative process as opposed to the previous ballot initiative which would have made the law difficult and arduous to amend.
First, the legislature gave the California AG some additional time to develop the implementing law as well as pushed back the enforcement date by up to six months which will be no later than July 1, 2020, for now. While the enforcement date could be set before July 1, 2020, we will have to wait and see when the regulation is implemented by the AG. Companies should be preparing to be compliant by January 1, 2020 and be standing by for enforcement by July 1, 2020. [Read more…]