This is the Data Protection Report’s eighth blog post in series of CCPA blog posts that will break down the major elements of the CCPA. Stay tuned for additional posts on the CCPA.

With significant enforcement activity and new laws being enacted or proposed since the start of the year, regulators in the EU and the US, several US states, and the US Congress are showing they mean business in terms of data privacy.

To help companies best protect consumer data and remediate enforcement risks, we provide below an overview of the following:

  1. two noteworthy recent EU and US regulator enforcement actions;
  2. changes in the US state data privacy law landscape, including the proposal from the California Attorney General’s Office to expand enforcement authority and class action litigation under the California Consumer Privacy Act; and
  3. US Congress’ consideration of a first-ever comprehensive US federal privacy law.

This is the Data Protection Report’s second post in a series of blog posts that will break down the major elements of the CCPA which will culminate in a webinar on the CCPA in October. This blog focuses on covered entities. Stay tuned for additional posts and information about our upcoming webinar on the CCPA.

California’s new privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants California residents extensive new privacy rights. One of the more significant aspects of the law however, is the number of business entities to which it applies. Companies around the world must comply with the CCPA if they do business in California, collect consumers’ personal information, and determine the purposes and means of processing that information. Companies must also meet one of three criteria: (a) have annual gross revenue in excess of $25 million; (b) buy, receive, or sell personal information of at least 50,000 California consumers, households, or devices; or (c) derive at least 50% of its annual revenue from selling California consumers’ personal information. Consumer is defined as a natural person who is a California resident. The new rules may also apply to parent companies and subsidiaries that share common branding with the business.