As we noted previously, the California Attorney General is holding a series of public forums on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to provide the public with an initial opportunity to comment on CCPA requirements and the corresponding regulations that the Attorney General must adopt on or before July 1, 2020. On Friday, January 25, 2019, the Attorney General’s Office held its fourth of six hearings before a full auditorium in Los Angeles. This blog post summarizes the main themes discussed at the hearing.
Timing/Scope: For businesses hoping for CCPA clarity and guidance soon, that seems unlikely. California Deputy Attorney General Lisa Kim initiated the hearing, emphasizing that the Attorney General’s Office was in the beginning of its rulemaking process and noting that she anticipated the formal review process not to start until Fall 2019. For now, the Attorney General’s Office encouraged interested parties to submit comments by the end of February, focusing on subjects within the scope of the Attorney General’s rulemaking responsibilities, as set forth in the CCPA, including:
- Categories of Personal Information
- Definition of Unique Identifiers
- CCPA Exemptions
- Submitting and Complying with Consumer Requests
- Uniform Opt-Out Logo/Button
- Notices and Information to Consumers, including Financial Incentive Offerings
- Certification of Consumers’ Requests
During the hearing, the Attorney General’s Office displayed this PowerPoint deck, summarizing the CCPA regulatory process.