Amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) have been making their way through the California legislature throughout the Spring and Summer. The proposed amendments have ranged from non-substantive grammar changes to significant modifications to the scope and specific provisions of the law. With one month left in the process, businesses and privacy pros around the globe are waiting eagerly to see which amendments will pass and how the CCPA will look when it takes effect on January 1, 2020.

In July, the California Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted to advance 7 amendments and failed to approve 3 amendments—A.B. 1416, which sought to create an exception for businesses that provided consumer’s personal information to a government agency solely for purposes of carrying out a government program; A.B. 873, which sought to broaden the definition of “deidentified” and narrow the definition of “personal information”; and A.B. 981, which sought to create an exception on consumer rights for the insurance industry. These bills failing to secure approval means they are unlikely to advance. The California State Senate has until September 13 to vote amendments into law at which point Governor Newsom will have until October 13 to sign or veto any bill that makes it through the Senate.

To learn more about the amendments that are still in play and track their progress through the California courts, visit Free.DataGuidance.com to access OneTrust’s CCPA amendment tracker. The OneTrust Team is committed to tracking and indexing these amendments as they are introduced and make their way through the California legislature. Updated daily, the tracker includes an overview of each proposed amendment, as well as details relating to its current place in the legislative process and links to the full text of each amendment.

Regardless of the maturity of your privacy program, it’s never too soon to start planning for your CCPA readiness. OneTrust for CCPA is a full set of scalable solutions and services specifically designed to implement CCPA requirements and workflows to support a global privacy program.

For additional information, or to request a live OneTrust for CCPA software demo, visit www.OneTrust.com/ccpa-compliance or email [email protected].

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