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Last-Minute CCPA Changes Strike Business-Friendly Tone

Compliance Week

18 Sep 2019
Reprinted with permission.

Morrison & Foerster partner Christine E. Lyon spoke to Compliance Week about some amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act, which goes into effect on January 1, 2020.

Chris notes that the amendments mostly “provide clarifications or discrete refinements to the scope of the statute” and that these changes ultimately “will benefit most companies.” California Governor Gavin Newsom has until October 13 to sign the revisions, but his anticipated approval will not be the final word on the CCPA as “so many issues remain unresolved, even following these amendments.” Chris added that “the basic elements of the CCPA are established” and some of those core elements “tend to require operational work and lead time,” so “chief compliance officers should not wait until the dust has settled on CCPA to undertake compliance efforts.”

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