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California Attorney Xavier Becerra unveiled highly-awaited regulations on October 10, 2019 to enforce the California Consumer Privacy Act, a sweeping new privacy law set to take effect on January 1, 2020.
The text of the CCPA proposed regulation is available here. As a few highlights, the proposed regulation:
- Defines “categories of sources” and “categories of third parties” to include consumer data resellers, among other types of entities. This shows the Attorney General’s increased scrutiny on data brokers.
- Requires privacy notices to “[b]e accessible to consumers with disabilities” and “[a]t a minimum, provide information on how a consumer with a disability may access the notice in an alternative format.” This is consistent with recent trends towards ADA website compliance.
- Requires businesses to either (1) notify consumers of the sale of their data, if they collected the data from third party sources, or (2) confirm or receive signed attestations from the source describing how they provided a notice of collection.
- Requires greater offline rights to notice and opt-outs of sale, for businesses that substantially interact with consumers offline.
- Contemplates a button or logo opt-out in a modified version of the regulation.
- Recognizes the security risks of providing specific pieces of information in response to a request, with requirements around verification of identity and security of transmission.
Individuals and businesses interested in shaping the final CCPA regulations can attend public hearings or send comments by mail or email to the following:
- Email: PrivacyRegulations@doj.ca.gov
- Privacy Regulations Coordinator
California Office of the Attorney General
300 South Spring Street, First Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
The public hearing dates and locations are as follows:
|Public Hearing Dates||Locations|
December 2, 2019
Coastal Room, 2nd Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
December 3, 2019
Ronald Reagan Building|
Auditorium, 1st Floor
300 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
December 4, 2019
Milton Marks Conference Center|
455 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
December 5, 2019
Fresno Hugh Burns Building|
Assembly Room #1036
2550 Mariposa Mall
Fresno, CA 93721
More information about the public hearings and proposed CCPA regulation is available on the Attorney General’s CCPA website.