California Law Postpones Many CCPA Employer Requirements Until 2022

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A new law signed on September 29 by California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) postpones the compliance deadline for many of the California Consumer Privacy Act’s (CCPA) employer privacy requirements until January 1, 2022. Effectively, the Act, AB 1281, doubles the 1-year extension already added to these provisions by a previous amendment to the CCPA.

About the CCPA

The bulk of the CCPA, enacted in June 2018, took effect January 1, 2020, and enforcement began on July 1, 2020. Basically, the CCPA (Cal. Civ. Code §1798.100 et seq.) applies to all personal information that a business collects from California residents. “Personal information” is defined more broadly than terms like “personally identifiable information” that we typically see in state data breach laws, for example.

Businesses must inform individuals, at or before the point of collection, what categories of personal information they collect and why. Individuals have the right to know, if they ask, what information a company holds on them, where and why it was obtained, and how it is being used. Other individual rights include purpose limitation, deletion, opt-out of sale, and nondiscrimination.

CCPA violations may bring civil penalties of up to $7,500 per violation, and affected individuals may also sue for up to $750 per consumer per incident. Regulations to implement the CCPA were finalized on August 14 by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra…

Source: HR Daily Advisor

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