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The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) gives California residents new rights and imposes new obligations on companies doing business in California, effective January 1, 2020. Keller and Heckman LLP Privacy and Security Partners Sheila Millar and Tracy Marshall have provided an overview to help businesses understand the new requirements.

Since publication of the guide, the California Attorney General and State Senator Jackson proposed an amendment to the CCPA that would (1) extend the private right of action to any individual whose rights are violated, and not just individuals whose information is subject to a data breach, and (2) remove the 30-day period for businesses to cure an alleged violation before the private right of action can be exercised. Additional amendments are possible before the new law takes effect next year.

Download a copy of the Guide here.