Were you or your organization dreaming of an enforcement delay of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?
It turns out, even the pandemic was unable to slow the CCPA enforcement timelines or penalties.
CCPA enforcement timeline update
On June 1, 2020, the California Attorney General submitted the CCPA's final language in preparation for enforcement actions to begin this summer.
Jordan Fischer, cyber attorney and Managing Partner of XPAN Law Group, explains the significance of this step and the timing:
"The Office of Administrative Law now has 30 days (and potentially a full 60 days under COVID-19) to review the proposed regulations. Based on this information, we can expect that full AG enforcement will hit the July 1st deadline.
Our key take-away? #CCPA requirements AND enforcement are moving full steam ahead. Now is NOT the time to put off working on your CCPA compliance!"
The CCPA grants California consumers robust data privacy rights and control over their personal information, including the right to know, the right to delete, and the right to opt-out of the sale of personal information that businesses collect, as well as additional protections for minors.
As a result, businesses and organizations have an added burden in this area.
Related privacy and security podcasts
I interviewed Fischer about the state of privacy and security compliance during a recent panel discussion. You can hear an excerpt on this recent podcast episode:
Also, here is a related podcast: Zoom and Privacy and Cybersecurity