The much anticipated California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) is now in effect (as of January 1, 2020), and as we’ve recently reported, class action litigation under the CCPA has already begun. Organizations should have already assessed whether their business is subject to the new law and if so, taken steps to ensure compliance. Likely, one of the most difficult compliance areas of the CCPA is responding to consumer requests to know the personal information a business collects about them. Under the CCPA consumers have the right to know what personal information a business is collecting about them. The information must be made available, free of charge, within 45 days, although extensions are available in limited circumstances. The business’s response to a request to know must be in a “readily useable format that allows the consumer to transmit this information to another entity without hindrance.” In addition, in October of 2019, as required by the CCPA, Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Proposed Regulations that operationalize the new law and provide clarity and specificity to assist in implementation of the CCPA. The Proposed Regulations, which were recently updated, have yet to be finalized, but as is, have a technical and substantive impact on the consumer request to know process.
Please find the full article on the Jackson Lewis Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report.