No Delay on CCPA due to COVID-19

The California Attorney General’s Office is going forward with the enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) despite the logistical issues caused by COVID-19. An advisor to Attorney General Becerra made a statement confirming that the CCPA will be enforced starting on July 1, 2020, despite a plea from over 60 joint industry groups asking for the enforcement to be delayed.

“Right now, we’re committed to enforcing the law upon finalizing the rules or July 1, whichever comes first,” an advisor to Becerra said. “We’re all mindful of the new reality created by COVID-19 and the heightened value of protecting consumers’ privacy online that comes with it. We encourage businesses to be particularly mindful of data security in this time of emergency.”

While some companies without remote access capability might be hard pressed to meet the CCPA compliance requirements, the California Attorney General’s Office is committed to the original July 1 timeline to enforce the CCPA.

This article originally appeared in JDSupra.

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