California Legislature Revises California Consumer Privacy Act

The California State Legislature amended the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) on August 31, 2018. The CCPA, which applies to businesses that buy, collect, transfer, or sell a consumer’s personal information, is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2020. Businesses planning on mergers, acquisitions, or transactions involving consumer data should determine if and how the CCPA will impact the transaction. The CCPA requires notice be given to consumers if a third party “materially alters” how a consumer’s data is used. This notice requirement could pose a challenge for businesses that do not otherwise publicly disclose their mergers, acquisitions, or transactions. Further details are available in S&C’s client memo.