The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 is arguably the most expansive piece of privacy legislation in U.S. history. It imposes a number of obligations on covered businesses, including a duty to disclose the categories of personal information (PI) they collect, sell, or share about California consumers, and gives those consumers a right to opt out of the sale of their PI, a right to the deletion of their PI, and the right to receive a copy of the “specific pieces” of PI. Further raising the stakes, the Act also permits Californians to sue when their personal information is accessed, exfiltrated, or stolen as a result of a covered entity’s failure to maintain reasonable security procedures. Our team has been closely monitoring all developments related to the Act, and we have written and presented extensively on the topic to help companies identify gaps and implement compliance measures. We will continue to do so – and report our findings here – leading up to the Act’s January 1, 2020 effective date.



CCPA Amendment Update: Several Bills Narrowed, Passed in Senate Judiciary Committee

Several recent amendments passed on July 9, 2019 will have a significant impact on businesses’ obligations under the CCPA.


CCPA: One Step Closer to Excluding Employee Data

California is now one step closer to excluding information relating to employees from the scope of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).


CCPA: California Assembly Passes Additional Bills to Amend the CCPA

The California Senate now has until September 13, 2019 to consider and potentially pass an additional six bills prior to the conclusion of the Legislature’s 2019 term.



CCPA Myths and Misunderstandings: Tackling the 10 Most Challenging Provisions
Chris Lyon, Kristen Mathews, and Mary Race present a myth-busting webinar that will examine the impact of the CCPA ahead of the January 1, 2020 operative date.


Cracking the CCPA Code: Complying in the Midst of Its Ambiguities, Hidden “Gotchas,” and Misunderstood Provisions

Download this presentation to find answers on burning CCPA questions, myths, and nuances, as outlined by Kristen Mathews and Miriam Wugmeister.


MoFo’s CCPA Placemat

Download our “placemat,” a convenient resource outlining key definitions and obligations.


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