On March 11, 2020, the California Attorney General issued further revisions to the proposed regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
For context, in passing the CCPA, the legislature directed the California Attorney General to solicit broad public participation and adopt regulations to further the purposes of the CCPA. On October 11, 2019, the California Attorney General issued the first draft of the proposed regulations, imposing obligations on businesses that arguably exceeded the statutory requirements of the CCPA, which were noticed for a 45-day public comment period. On February 10, 2020, after the CCPA had gone into effect and after receiving nearly 1,700 pages of written comments and additional oral comments, the California Attorney General issued a second draft of the proposed regulations, scaling back some of these obligations and adding some helpful clarification. During the subsequent 15-day written public comment period on these proposed changes, approximately 100 written comments spanning 782 pages were submitted. Continue Reading