Caution, Preparedness Key in Year Before Privacy Act Takes Effect
The California Consumer Privacy Act was approved in June and won't take effect until Jan. 1, 2020 — but because it will require that resident data be handled with additional care, businesses and governments should exercise caution and plan for how they'll comply, a group of attorneys said in a webinar on the topic.
Lawmakers may still be working to fine-tune the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into law by former Gov. Jerry Brown in June, but in a recent webinar for the private sector, attorneys from Chicago and Los Angeles agreed the legislation will likely have a significant effect on how entities collect, use and store consumer data — almost regardless of their location.
That’s partly because as the world’s fifth-largest...