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California: CCPA regulations approved and effective immediately

The California Attorney General ('AG'), Xavier Becerra, announced, on 14 August 2020, that the California Office of Administrative Law ('OAL') approved the regulations ('the Regulations') under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ('CCPA') and filed them with the Secretary of State, entering into immediate effect. In addition, the AG highlighted that those who had submitted comments regarding the Regulations had the right to request a copy of the final statement of reasons.

In particular, the Regulations include certain changes in comparison to the version submitted by the AG on 1 June 2020, such as the the deletion of the phrase 'Do Not Sell My Info' to align with the express language of the CCPA, the change of the terms 'minors' and 'minor' to 'consumers' and 'consumer,' as well as the removal of a requirement for businesses that substantially interact with consumers offline to also provide notice by an offline method that facilitates consumer awareness of their right to opt-out.

You can read the press release as well as additional documentation here and the Regulations here.