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California Consumer Privacy Act

Helping clients understand, prepare and comply.

The “California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018” (CCPA) takes effect on January 1, 2020, and is notable both because it provides California residents with significant privacy-related rights and because it will require covered entities to undertake significant compliance efforts. The California Attorney General’s office is charged with enforcing the CCPA’s privacy-related rights and is authorized to seek statutory damages for violations. Private litigants are authorized to seek statutory damages for data breaches caused by a business’s failure to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices.

Husch Blackwell’s privacy and data security team regularly helps clients understand and comply with the CCPA. Our attorneys counsel clients with determining whether the CCPA applies to their business. We also advise clients on the CCPA’s requirements for providing specific consumer disclosures, its opt-out provision, and responding to verifiable requests from consumers to delete their personal information or to provide the specific pieces of personal information the business has collected on the consumer for the 12-month period prior to the request.

Additionally, our attorneys help clients prepare data inventories; develop and implement policies, procedures and work flows to handle verifiable requests; draft/revise online privacy notices and third-party agreements; train employees; and develop appropriate information security policies.

Related areas of focus:

California Consumer Privacy Act
A practical guide to help navigate the CCPA 
Webinar: Complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act
View the on-demand recording 
CCPA v. GDPR: Comparison of Notable Provisions
Download the white paper