California: AG submits final CCPA regulations for approval
The California Attorney General ('AG'), Xavier Becerra, announced, on 2 June 2020, that he had submitted the final regulations ('the Final Regulations') under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ('CCPA') to California Office of Administrative Law ('OAL'). In particular, the Final Regulations implement the changes set out under the AG's second set of modified regulations, previously released for public comment in March 2020.
The AG highlighted, "As our lives increasingly move online, our data privacy becomes more important than ever. The CCPA, which gives consumers choice and control over personal information in the marketplace, is game-changing and historic. Our regulations provide businesses and individuals with guidance on how to protect that choice and boost transparency, while continuing to unleash innovation. Businesses have had since January 1 to comply with the law, and we are committed to enforcing it starting July 1."
The OAL has 30 working days, plus an additional 60 calendar days under Executive Order N-40-20 related to the COVID-19 pandemic, to review the package for procedural compliance. However, the AG submitted a written justification for a request for an expedited review by the OAL to be completed within 30 business days and that the Final Regulations become effective upon filing with the Secretary of State.