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The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) announced three statewide public stakeholder sessions to learn about and provide preliminary feedback on the Agency’s proposed regulations on automated decision-making technology, risk assessments, and cybersecurity audits:

Locations and Times:

  • May 13, 2024, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (in-person only)
    Los Angeles Junipero Serra Office Building, 320 West Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
  • May 15, 2024, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (in-person only)
    Fresno Hugh Burns State Building, 2550 Mariposa Mall, Fresno, CA 91721
  • May 22, 2024, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Hybrid: In-person and streamed via Zoom)
    Sacramento CCAP, 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

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Perhaps even more newsworthy is that due to a California Court of Appeal order laid down as the Summit wound down on Friday, the stay in enforcement of the CCPA regulations was lifted. This happened as many companies were treating March 29, 2024, the end of the stay period, as the effective and enforcement date of regulations promulgated under the CPRA’s amendments by the California Privacy Protection Agency. The appeals order also nullifies the year delay in effectiveness of issued CCPA regulations that the trial court had required, making almost certain that CCPA regulations on risk assessments, cybersecurity assessments, and automated decision-making and profiling will be promulgated and in effect sometime this year, perhaps as early as Q2 or Q3.

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