January 1, 2020 was the effective date for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). As we reported and summarized in our Q1 2020 CCPA Litigation Round-Up, private litigants wasted no time in filing consumer-related causes of action under the new law.
Here, we provide an update on material developments in that first wave of claims and report on additional private lawsuits commenced in the first half of the year. We have further categorized the recently-filed cases based on those stemming from a data breach versus not. In the latter category, the cases are further split based on the underlying alleged violations – last quarter, non-breach based claims related to the disclosures and opt-out mechanisms required by the CCPA as well as the scope of “personal information” covered by the CCPA.
1. Update on Cases Reported in Q1 2020