As discussed in this blog’s June 4, 2018 blog post, a group called Californians for Consumer Privacy gathered enough signatures for a new measure called the Consumer Right to Privacy Act to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. With momentum building for passage of that ballot measure, various stakeholders met with California legislators to devise a bill that could be passed in place of the measure (and to the satisfaction of the measure’s backers). The legislature and governor had until last Thursday, June 28 – the deadline for the measure’s backers to remove it from the November’s ballot – and meeting that deadline passed The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).
The CCPA becomes effective on January 1, 2020. Notably, because the CCPA was rushed through the legislature to meet the above mentioned deadline, it will more likely be subject to amendments and other changes before going into effect.
This post is based on our initial review of the new law. We will follow with a more detailed assessment of the impacts on business in subsequent postings.