On December 10, 2020, the California Attorney General released a fourth round of modifications to the Regulations regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). These changes are in response to the comments made on the third round of modifications made to the CCPA regulations on October 12, 2020.
The fourth round of modifications to CCPA regulations differ from the third round of modifications in two ways. The first is a clarification on providing a notice of opt-out during offline interactions with consumers, noted in §999.306(b)(3). The fourth round clarifies who must provide an offline notice as well as the illustrative examples that were listed.
The second change is the inclusion of an optional opt-out button in §999.306(f). This button may be used in addition to, but not instead of, a ‘Do Not Sell My Personal Information’ link or other requirements regarding the notice of the right to opt-out.
The fourth round of modifications also includes information on the size and location of the button. Some people may remember a button from the first round of modifications to the Regulations, which was removed from the Regulations in later iterations. This new button differs in color and design, but the purpose it serves remains the same.
Anyone who wishes to comment on the fourth round of modifications to the CCPA Regulations can do so by mail or email to the California Department of Justice. Comments must be submitted by 5:00PM on December 28, 2020.
To read the full text of the fourth round of modified regulations you can access them here.