October 24, 2019 - Privacy + Data Security

In Case You Missed It: California Governor Signs Additional Privacy Bills Into Law

With all eyes on amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) as the state’s 2019 legislative session drew to a close, the enactment of two additional privacy bills on October 11, 2019 — the same day Governor Gavin Newsom signed five CCPA amendment bills into law — went largely overlooked. However, companies doing business in California should take note of the additional requirements that these laws will impose when they take effect on January 1, 2020. These include expanding the categories of personal information (PI) that trigger California’s breach notification obligations following certain data security incidents, and requiring so-called “data brokers” to register annually with the California Attorney General (AG).

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