California’s CCPA becomes enforceable today

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enforcement will begin today. Despite the effects of COVID-19, the California Attorney General has been determined to commence enforcement of the Act which was signed into law on 28 June 2018, and took effect on 1 January 2020. The Attorney General’s regulations, to interpret and implement some of the provisions of the CCPA, have still not been finalised.

While the CCPA has some GDPR-like elements, there are also key differences. Importantly, a new development in the form of the California Privacy Rights Act would introduce many GDPR-style obligations on business. The process of getting enough valid signatures for the initiative to appear on the November 2020 ballot has been successful. If enacted, the “CCPA 2.0” would create a new data protection agency, bringing California even closer to an EU style legislative data protection regime.

See California Legislative Information - California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018