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O’Melveny Releases CCPA Toolkit, A Resource for California’s New Privacy Law

December 19, 2019

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the State of California’s new data privacy law imposing significant obligations on companies with respect to the personal information of California residents. The CCPA takes effect on January 1, 2020, with enforcement delayed until July 1, 2020 or six months after issuance of the Attorney General’s regulations, whichever is sooner. The Attorney General has made several public statements that the Attorney General’s Office will be active in enforcement of these new obligations. Companies subject to the CCPA should promptly examine their personal data collection and processing practices and determine what, if any, changes in practices or documentation that they must make to comply.

O’Melveny’s Data Security and Privacy team helps affected companies comply with the CCPA. Our CCPA Toolkit explains the law’s requirements, can help you make an initial assessment as to whether your company is affected by the CCPA, and lays out eight steps you can take to comply with the CCPA. Our lawyers also can provide specific counseling on the application of the law to your company.

This memorandum is a summary for general information and discussion only and may be considered an advertisement for certain purposes. It is not a full analysis of the matters presented, may not be relied upon as legal advice, and does not purport to represent the views of our clients or the Firm. Steve Bunnell, an O’Melveny partner licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Lisa Monaco, an O’Melveny partner licensed to practice law in New York, Melody Drummond Hansen, an O’Melveny partner licensed to practice law in California, the District of Columbia, and Illinois, Randall W. Edwards, an O’Melveny partner licensed to practice law in California, Daniel R. Suvor, an O’Melveny partner licensed to practice law in California, and Scott W. Pink, an O’Melveny special counsel licensed to practice law in California and Illinois, contributed to the content of this newsletter. The views expressed in this newsletter are the views of the authors except as otherwise noted.

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