Happy Data Privacy Day from the Jackson Lewis Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity Team!

In Honor of National Privacy Day, we are focused on what is sure to be one of the hottest issues of 2019 and present our FAQs for employers on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

As you know, data privacy and security regulation is growing rapidly around the world, including in the United States. In addition to strengthening the requirements to secure personal data, individuals are being given an increasing array of rights concerning the collection, use, disclosure, sale, and processing of their personal information. Meanwhile, organizations’ growing appetite for more data, and more types of data, persists, despite mounting security risks and concerns about permissible use. The recently enacted CCPA is intended to address some of these risks and concerns. The CCPA, which becomes effective on January 1, 2020, is in some ways the most expansive privacy law currently in the United States.

With the CCPA’s effective date fast approaching, regulations being prepared by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office, and considering that certain provisions may reach back prior to the effective date, businesses need to begin preparing as soon as possible. These FAQs are intended to call attention to some of the pressing issues relating to the CCPA’s application to employee personal information, and highlight action items that can help businesses’ compliance efforts.

One of the most common questions is how the CCPA’s will apply to employment data.  We hope you will find these FAQs helpful in answering this and related questions.