The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), also known informally as the “California Privacy Law,” continues to evolve as legislators balance business and privacy needs. One amendment of note is bill AB25, which would exempt employees and potential employees from being subject to the law.
AB25 has been updated and scaled back since its introduction. If the amendment passes, it will expire on January 1, 2021 – one year after the CCPA goes into effect. Companies should keep in mind that even if the amendment passes, they are still required to disclose to employees what data they collect and how the data will be processed. September 13, 2019 was the deadline for all amendments to be passed or rejected by the California State Legislature.
Takeaway: California’s governor will sign or veto any amendments that are passed by the September 13 deadline by October 13, 2019. Companies will need to be prepared to adjust their CCPA compliance roadmaps based on the amendments. Time is of the essence, so employers should stay on top of all updates around the law, particularly leading to the October signing date.
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