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The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Updated: More Protection in the Quest to Access and Protect Personal InformationRead Time: 1 min
After California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, and the governor signed cleanup legislation in September 2018, Californians gained new privacy rights and protections. The Legislature, with time to consider its actions, amended the CCPA in 2019 and passed additional bills in 2020. The California Attorney General’s Ofﬁce, pursuant to Civil Code section 1798.185, issued ﬁnal regulations interpreting the CCPA and began enforcing it on July 1, 2020. Finally, the protagonist who conceived of the CCPA, Alastair Mactaggart, ﬁled a ballot initiative, the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, that was approved by California voters on November 3, 2020, as Proposition 24.
Sanford Shatz (Irvine) and Paul Lysobey (Cleveland) co-authored an article summarizing the developments since the enactment of the CCPA, including the Legislature’s amendments to the Act, the Attorney General’s regulations and initial enforcement efforts, and the ballot initiative, in the ABA Business Law Section’s The Business Lawyer, Volume 76, Issue 2, Spring 2021. The survey concludes with suggestions for compliance with the CCPA.