Unpacking the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

31 Jul 2018

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 is arguably the most expansive piece of privacy legislation in U.S. history. Among other obligations, it requires covered businesses to disclose the categories of personal information (PI) they collect, sell, or share about California consumers, and gives those consumers the right to opt out of the sale of their PI, the right to the deletion of their PI, and the right to receive a copy of the “specific pieces” of PI.

The Act stands to impact many companies doing business in California that handle PI relating to Californians, regardless of the location of their headquarters or physical operations. In addition, the speed with which the Act was signed into law—there was just a week between its introduction and its passage—has resulted in inconsistencies and ambiguities that will need to be addressed through amendments and/or regulations.

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, join Morrison & Foerster partners Purvi G. Patel and Nathan D. Taylor for an in-depth look at the Act and practical steps businesses can take now. In this first webinar of our series, Purvi and Nathan will highlight challenges the Act presents, including:

  • Key provisions and new compliance obligations that it imposes;
  • Drafting errors and ambiguities stemming from its swift passage; and
  • Advocacy efforts that companies can undertake before it takes effect on January 1, 2020.



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