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What the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Means for Your Business

August 8, 2018

BRG and Baker Hostetler hosted a webinar discussing the scope of the CaCPA and tips on what companies may need to do to comply with its far-reaching requirements. Peggy DaleyTom Brown, and Stephanie Malaska from Baker Hostetler spoke in the webinar.

On June 28, 2018, California enacted into law in record time the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CaCPA), establishing one of the toughest consumer privacy laws in the United States. Companies collecting, using, sharing, or selling data regarding California residents are subject to the law, which will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Similar to the EU's recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the CaCPA affords certain rights to consumers, including the rights to:

  1. Know what data is being collected about them and why
  2. Access, download, or transfer their personal information
  3. Direct companies not to sell their data
  4. Compel companies to delete personal data that companies collected about them

Topics discussed included:

  • The legislative history of the CaCPA and why it matters
  • New protections afforded to consumers under the law
  • Types of data subject to the law
  • Differences between the CaCPA and GDPR
  • Liability under the CaCPA and the risk of consumer class actions under the act
  • What companies need to be doing in 2018 and 2019 to prepare for the CaCPA

View the on-demand webinar.

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