On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is set to go into effect, establishing new consumer privacy rights for California residents and imposing significant new duties and obligations on commercial businesses conducting business in the state of California.
Consumer rights include the right to know what personal information a business is collecting, selling, and disclosing about them; the right to deletion; the right to opt-out of the sale of personal information; and the right not to be discriminated against (written as a business duty). These rights are intended to provide consumers with a level of control of their personal information and to establish transparency on the part of the businesses to comply with consumers’ exercise of their privacy rights. In addition, businesses are required to provide employee training; website notice of consumer rights and categories of personal information collected, sold, and disclosed; and to implement and maintain adequate security measures. The penalties of non-compliance can be severe, with avenues for both regulatory enforcement and private cause of action.
Seyfarth’s eDiscovery and Information Governance (eDIG) and Global Privacy and Security (GPS) practitioners are pleased to provide resources focused on CCPA and what it means for your business.
CCPA Webinar Series
California Consumer Privacy Act Part 1: An Overview and What You Need to Know (Until It Changes)
Recorded July 9, 2019
Speakers: Jason Priebe, John P. Tomaszewski, and Edward “Ted” Murphree
California Consumer Privacy Act Part 2: Business Obligations and Responsibilities (So Far As We Know Them—They Will Change)
Recorded July 17, 2019
Speakers: Jason Priebe, John P. Tomaszewski, Richard Lutkus, and Edward “Ted” Murphree
California Consumer Privacy Act Part 3: Enforcement and Compliance (Or What We Think Will Happen)
Recorded August 1, 2019
Speakers: Jason Priebe and John P. Tomaszewski