California’s Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) which was signed into law in June 2018 will take effect on January 1, 2020.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced that the California Department of Justice has organized six public forums throughout the State that will provide those impacted by the new law an opportunity to comment on the rulemaking process.

The forums will take place as follows:

  • San Francisco – January 8, 2019
  • San Diego – January 14, 2019
  • Inland Empire/Riverdale, January 24, 2019
  • Los Angeles, January 25, 2019
  • Sacramento, February 5, 2019
  • Fresno, February 13, 2019

The CCPA will impact any legal entity that (i) does business in California, (ii) is operated for the profit or financial benefit of its owners, (iii) collects consumers’ personal information and determines the purpose and means of processing such information, and (iv) satisfies at least one of the following three conditions:

  • Has an annual gross revenue of over $25 million
  • Alone or in combination, annually buys, receives, sells or shares for commercial purposes the personal information of 50,000 or more consumers, households or devices, or
  • Derives 50% or more of its annual revenues from selling consumers’ personal information