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California: AG announces beginning of CCPA enforcement

The California Attorney General ('AG'), Xavier Becerra, issued, on 30 June 2020, an alert reminding consumers of their data privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ('CCPA') which became enforceable on 1 July 2020. In particular, Becerra highlighted that his office is committed to enforcing the CCPA starting on 1 July 2020 and noted that, under the CCPA, consumers are provided with access to and control over their personal information. Furthermore, Becerra provided instructions to consumers on how to exercise their rights under the CCPA, in particular with respect to their rights to opt out of the sale of their personal information as well as the right to access the personal information that a business has collected about them. Finally, Becerra reminded that the proposed final regulations under the CCPA were submitted to the California Office of Administrative Law on 1 June 2020 and are currently pending approval.

You can read the press release here.