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California AG finalizes proposed CCPA regulations, requests expedited review

State Issues California State Attorney General CCPA Privacy/Cyber Risk & Data Security Consumer Protection

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On June 1, the California attorney general submitted final proposed regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL). The CCPA—enacted in June 2018 (covered by a Buckley Special Alert) and amended several times—became effective January 1. The proposed regulations, if approved, will set forth guidance regarding complying with the CCPA, including requirements related to the various required notices under the CCPA (e.g., Notice at Collection, privacy policy, etc.), business practices for handling consumer requests (e.g., methods for submitting and responding to requests to know and requests to delete), service providers, training and recordkeeping, verification of requests, special rules for minors, and nondiscrimination requirements.

The final version of the proposed regulations, which are substantively unchanged from the March draft modifications (covered by InfoBytes here), include an updated statement of reasons summarizing the modifications and reiterating that the “stated bases for the necessity of the proposed regulations continue to apply to the regulations as adopted.”

The AG also submitted an expedited review request, asking that the regulations take effect upon filing with the Secretary of State. The CCPA imposes a July 1 statutory deadline for the AG to adopt initial regulations. However, due to challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, California Executive Order N-40-20 allows the OAL 30 working days, plus an additional 60 calendar days to finalize proposed regulations. Because of this, the AG respectfully requested that the OAL complete its review within 30 days, given the July 1 deadline.

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