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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


California Consumer Privacy Act Takes Shape: Amendments and Draft Regulations Provide Some Clarity but Questions Remain

October 23, 2019

On Thursday, October 11, 2019, the California Attorney General (AG) issued long-awaited draft regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the landmark state law that will dramatically increase the standard of data privacy and cybersecurity protections required of companies that do business in California.  In addition to providing guidance on many elements of the CCPA, the regulations also impose several new, unexpected requirements on businesses. And despite the additional guidance, questions remain, including what impact several amendments signed by Governor Newsom just a day after the draft regulations were issued will have on businesses that do business in California.

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