On November 3, California voters approved a ballot initiative containing the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020. The ballot initiative significantly revises the existing California Consumer Privacy Act to create arguably the most comprehensive state privacy law in the United States. Alston & Bird has now issued a client alert explaining key impacts of this law. […]
Privacy and Cybersecurity
On October 12, 2020, the California Department of Justice (“Department”) released its first set of proposed post-finalization modifications to the California Consumer Privacy Act Regulations (the “CCPA Regulations”). As many businesses know, the CCPA Regulations were finalized on August 14, 2020. The Department styled these new modifications as a “Third Set of Proposed Modifications” to […]
On Friday, August 28, the California state legislature passed Assembly Bill 1281 (“AB 1281”), potentially extending until January 1, 2022 the partial exemptions for employment and business-to-business data under the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”). AB 1281 only takes effect if the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (the “CPRA”), an initiative to amend the CCPA, is not approved in […]
On August 13, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the creation of a Data Privacy and Security Division with the AG’s office, and named Sara Cable as Chief of the new division. The new division is intended to protect Massachusetts consumers from increased threats to the privacy and security of their data.
The California Secretary of State has announced that the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) will be on California’s November 3, 2020 ballot. If approved by California voters, the CPRA would significantly update and amend the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that went into effect at the beginning of this year. The organization that submitted the CPRA for […]