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The CCPA enacted in 2018, creates new consumer rights relating to the access to, deletion of, and sharing of personal information that is collected by businesses. It also requires the California Attorney General to solicit broad public participation and adopt regulations to further the CCPA’s purposes. Today, the AG issued proposed regulations designed to establish procedures to facilitate consumers’ new… Read More

On Wednesday, Californians for Consumer Privacy, the official proponent of the ballot initiative that became the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), announced that it had filed a new voter-sponsored initiative with the California Secretary of State that will appear on the November 2020 ballot (if the requisite number of signatures can be gathered and certified).  The initiative, named the “California… Read More

The Firm’s depth and expertise in consumer privacy has been recognized through the publication of two of the definitive practice guides on privacy in California and on the California Consumer Privacy Act. Joe Guzzetta in the Firm’s San Francisco Office was retained by The Rutter Group to publish its California Practice Guide on Privacy Law, which is an in depth… Read More

Severson's own Joseph Guzzetta will moderate a panel of experts for The Rutter Group on the California Consumer Privacy Act.  The panel will consist of Mr. Guzzetta of the Firm's San Francisco office, Payal Mehra, the Senior Director of Privacy of RingCentral; and Rick Arney, Boardmember of Californians for Consumer Privacy and co-Author of the California Consumer Privacy Act.  A… Read More

In Anderson v. Kimpton Hotel & Rest. Grp., LLC, No. 19-cv-01860-MMC, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133869, at *13-14 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 8, 2019), Judge Chesney dismissed a data breach claim under California's data breach statute, Civil Code 1798.81.5.  The facts were as follows: In their complaint, plaintiffs [*2]  allege "Kimpton uses an online reservation system that facilitates the booking of hotel… Read More

Severson's own Joseph Guzzetta will moderate a panel of experts for The Rutter Group on the California Consumer Privacy Act.  The panel will consist of Mr. Guzzetta of the Firm's San Francisco office, Payal Mehra, the Senior Director of Privacy of RingCentral; and Rick Arney, Boardmember of Californians for Consumer Privacy and co-Author of the California Consumer Privacy Act.  A… Read More

Tomorrow is the deadline for fiscal committees to report bills to the floor of the California legislative chambers. So, today,  the Senate Appropriations Committee held a special hearing on all bills previously placed in the suspense file.  For those following the CCPA, the focus was on SB 561 introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D – Santa Barbara), and co-authored by… Read More

Every article regarding any bill referred to the California Senate (or Assembly) Appropriations Committee suspense file begins with a pun about being in suspense, and so does ours.  At a hearing of the California Senate Appropriations Committee on April 29, 2019, Senate Bill 561, written by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D – Santa Barbara), which would add a private right of… Read More

As the deadline for policy committees in the California Legislature to report non-fiscal bills out of their respective Committees looms, this week saw a number of privacy-related bills heard in the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection. In addition, the appropriations committees are also facing deadlines in mid-May to hear hundreds of bills that would have a fiscal impact… Read More

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