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California: Court delays enforcement of revised CCPA Regulations to March 2024

The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) announced, on June 30, 2023, that, following a lawsuit, the Sacramento Superior Court ruled to delay the enforcement of the revised California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended (CCPA) Regulations, which became effective on March 29, 2023. In particular, the CalChamber detailed that, according to the ruling, the enforcement of the revised CCPA Regulations will be postponed for a period of 12 months from the date they became effective. In the ruling, the CalChamber detailed that the court agreed with CalChamber's view that it would be unfair for the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) to enforce the revised CCPA Regulations when the impacted businesses were not fully aware of what was going to be required of them.

Further to the above, on July 1, 2023, the CPPA published on Twitter a comment by Ashkan Soltani, the CPPA Executive Director, who commented that "[...] Although we're disappointed the court granted the [CalChamber's] request to delay the enforcement of portions of the [revised CCPA Regulations], the [CPPA] remained committed to advancing the rights of Californians and will take the appropriate next steps to safeguard the protection of Californians overwhelmingly supported at the ballot box."

You can read the press release here and the tweet here.

Update: September 19, 2023

District Court of Appeal agrees to review ruling to limit CPPA's enforcement capabilities

The CPPA published on LinkedIn, on September 18, 2023, a statement from the CPPA's Executive Director, Ashkan Soltani, concerning the District Court of Appeal's decision in the case CPPA v CalChamber. In particular, Soltani stated that "We are encouraged the District Court of Appeal has prioritized Californians' privacy rights and taken up our request to review the trial court's decision which limits a portion of CPPA's enforcement abilities. We look forward to the Court of Appeal's final ruling and, in the meantime, will continue steadfast enforcement of the significant portions of [the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA)] that the trial court recognized are currently in effect."

You can read the statement here.