California Votes To Strengthen Consumer Privacy LawsOn November 12, 2020 by Schnader in Privacy and Data Security
Stephenie Wingyuen Yeung, co-chair of the Privacy and Data Security Practice Group, published a client alert, “California Votes To Strengthen Consumer Privacy Laws.”
On November 3, 2020, Californians voted to approve Proposition 24 to strengthen the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Any company that does business in California and that is subject to the CCPA will now have to spend the next few years preparing to comply with what has been called “version 2” of the CCPA.
Passage of Proposition 24, the Consumer Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act of 2020 (“CPRA” or the “Act”), comes only four months after CCPA became enforceable, and only twelve weeks after the California Attorney General’s Office published the final implementing regulations of the CCPA. Proponents of the ballot initiative hope that the CPRA will refine current CCPA provisions and expand consumer rights over business collection, use, sale or sharing of their personal information.