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California AG Offers Clarifying Tweaks to Proposed CCPA Regulations

 

  • California AG Xavier Becerra issued revised proposed regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), which went into effect January 1, 2020.
  • Among other things, the revised proposed regulations clarify how businesses may determine whether the information they handle is “personal information” for the purposes of the CCPA, and specify that businesses cannot use “personal information” for any purpose that is “materially different than disclosed in the notice of collection” – a less stringent standard than the standard specified in the original regulations.
  • The deadline to submit written comments regarding the regulatory update is February 25, 2020. The AG cannot bring an enforcement action under the CCPA until July 1, 2020.