During the week of October 4, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law bills amending the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, California’s data breach notification law and California’s data security law. Additional bills, amending the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act and the California Insurance Code, also were also signed into law. The Governor also signed into law a bill protecting the privacy and security of genetic data processed by direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies, and a bill designed to prevent the sale, purchase and use of data obtained by illegal means.
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The California Attorney General recently released a summary of enforcement actions the agency brought against companies in violation of the CCPA since enforcement of the Act began on July 1, 2020. The AG also launched the Consumer Privacy Interactive Tool, which allows California consumers to draft a notice of noncompliance to businesses that do not post an easy-to-find “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link on their website.
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The California Attorney General has updated its CCPA FAQs to state that the newly developed Global Privacy Control “must be honored by covered businesses as a valid consumer request to stop the sale of personal information.”
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Hunton Privacy Chair Lisa Sotto and MLaw Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent Mike Swift led a webinar on Everything You Need to Know About the California Privacy Rights Act. This post includes a link to watch the full program.
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On April 1, 2021, California’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state’s prohibition on recording calls without consent applies to parties on the call and not just third-party eavesdroppers. Writing for the Court, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye wrote that California’s penal code “prohibits parties as well as nonparties from intentionally recording a communication transmitted between a cellular or cordless phone and another device without the consent of all parties to the communication.”
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The California Attorney General has approved additional CCPA Regulations that impact certain sections of the initial CCPA Regulations that went into effect on August 14, 2020. These amendments, which were the subject of the third and fourth sets of proposed modifications, went into effect on March 15, 2021.
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