The California AG’s office has dropped the long-awaited final CCPA Regulations, and requested expedited review from the Office of Administrative Law. If this request is granted, the regulations will be effective by July 1.
The text of the AG’s request is below:
WRITTEN JUSTIFICATION FOR EARLIER EFFECTIVE DATE AND REQUEST FOR EXPEDITED REVIEW
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was enacted in 2018 and took effect on January 1,
2020. The California Consumer Privacy Act requires the Attorney General to adopt initial
regulations by July 1, 2020.
To prepare the proposed regulations, the Attorney General’s Office held seven preliminary
rulemaking statewide events, met with numerous stakeholder organizations, consulted with
experts, conducted four public hearings, and reviewed over 300 written comment letters. The
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Action was published on October 11, 2019, and in an effort to
expedite final regulations, the Attorney General is submitting its rulemaking package four
months prior to the one-year deadline under the Administrative Procedure Act, codified at
Government Code section 11346.4, subdivision (b). Once final regulations are adopted, the
Attorney General will enforce the regulations that establish procedures to facilitate new
consumer rights under the CCPA and provide guidance to businesses for how to comply.
The Attorney General’s Office requests expedited review and that these regulations become
effective upon filing with the Secretary of State. While the Attorney General is mindful of the
challenges imposed by COVID-19 and Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-40-20 granting
additional time to finalize proposed regulations, the Attorney General respectfully requests that
the Office of Administrative Law complete its review within 30 business days, given the
statutory mandate for regulations.
We will have an analysis of the final regulations against the last version published in March. Watch this space.