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California: Bill on exemptions for abortion services under CCPA passes both Houses

Assembly Bill 1194 for An act to amend Sections 1798.99.31, 1798.145, and 1798.185 of the Civil Code, relating to privacy was ordered to engrossing and enrolling, on September 13, 2023, having passed the California State Senate on September 12, 2023, and the California State Assembly in May 2023. 

In particular, the bill seeks to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), where the same requires businesses to delete personal information about the consumer unless this would restrict a business' ability to, among other things, comply with federal, state, or local laws, or comply with a court order or subpoena to provide information, or cooperate with a Government agency request for emergency access to a consumer's personal information if a natural person is at risk or danger of death or serious physical injury. Further to this, the bill would specify that a consumer accessing, procuring, or searching for services regarding contraception, pregnancy care, and prenatal care, including, but not limited to, abortion services, does not constitute 'a natural person being at risk or danger of death or serious physical injury.'

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.