September 17, 2019 - Privacy + Data Security

CCPA Taking Shape: Several Amendments Pass as California’s Legislative Session Comes to a Close

With the passage of several bills that would amend the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) in the final hours of California’s legislative session, businesses are one step closer to knowing what the law will look like when it becomes operative on January 1, 2020. The amendments usher some business-friendly provisions, including a partial exemption for personal information (PI) pertaining to job applicants, employees, owners, directors, officers, medical staff, or contractors of a business (though there is a one-year sunset provision for this exemption and it does not apply to CCPA’s private right of action), and a partial one-year exception for PI collected in the context of certain business-to-business (B-to-B) transactions.

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