Takeaway: States are slowly adopting their own privacy laws while states like California are already amending their existing ones.
It is becoming increasingly clear that states are following suit after California passed its very own privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into effect a couple years ago on January 1, 2020. For example, most recently, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA), making Connecticut the fifth state to adopt a comprehensive state-wide privacy law. While Connecticut is passing its very first privacy legislation, California has already passed an amendment to correct and add to the CCPA. In California, everybody should be paying attention to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which will soon go into effect on January 1, 2023. As previously noted, it essentially amends the CCPA and also, most notably, adds a new enforcement agency, the California Privacy Protection Agency that will be responsible for upholding the new law and overseeing its enforcement along with levying penalties.
If your business has not yet begun to prepare for the CPRA or you are confused on whether your business falls within one of its several categories, contact us to make an appointment to discuss with an attorney. You can call us at (310) 979-9190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like a consultation.