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California Voters Pass Proposition 24 Expanding State's Consumer Privacy Protection Law

November 05, 2020

This week, California voters passed Proposition 24, a ballot initiative that establishes a new law, the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA). The CPRA amends and strengthens the state’s current data protection privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act, making it one of the strongest privacy laws, if not the strongest, in the country.

Most provisions of the CPRA go into effect on January 1, 2023, although some provisions contain a 12-month look-back period (which means they will have a compliance effective date of January 1, 2022). The current law remains in effect until the CPRA amendments take effect. Covered businesses under the current law will generally continue to be subject to the CPRA, although the CPRA also makes certain changes to the criteria they will need to meet.

The impact of the CPRA extends to employers and businesses nationwide, not just those located in California. The following is a link to an excellent summary by the law firm of Fisher & Phillips at https://www.fisherphillips.com/resources-alerts-businesses-nationwide-face-new-privacy.

For specific information regarding the applicability of the CPRA to your organization, and compliance requirements, contact Usama Kahf at Fisher & Phillips at 949-798-2118.

For additional information, please contact your Burnham Benefits Consultant or Burnham Benefits at 949-833-2983 or inquiries@burnhambenefits.com.


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