The passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was a seismic event in U.S. data privacy law. CCPA has an expansive, rights-based approach to privacy, with national and international ramifications that will likely serve as a benchmark for other states crafting legislation around consumer privacy rights.
Companies that have already done the work to become GDPR-compliant are a step ahead, but all companies that collect California users’ personal information or just do business in California should check to see whether they are obligated to comply with the CCPA.
Foley Hoag’s Privacy & Data Security practice group has more than a decade of experience and deep knowledge in domestic and international privacy law. Our CCPA team, with lawyers admitted to practice in California, New York and Massachusetts, offers practical, solutions-oriented counsel. From understanding how the CCPA applies to your business to implementing operational changes and updating privacy policies, our attorneys can help companies of all sizes and industries navigate sweeping regulatory changes like the CCPA.
The time for compliance is now. The CCPA takes effect January 1, 2020 and includes a lookback period, making it critical that business leaders understand their data practices in the 12 months leading up to the CCPA’s effective date.
For the latest developments in privacy and data security, turn to Foley Hoag’s blog, Security, Privacy and the Law, which focuses on the security and privacy issues encountered by businesses that often require immediate and discreet solutions. Here we cover topics that arise from guiding our clients through the process of complying with the ever-growing number of state, federal and international laws governing information security, identity theft, CCPA and GDPR, HIPAA compliance, surveillance and other privacy issues.