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CCPA Rulemaking Public Forums Announced by California Attorney General

The California Department of Justice has announced six public forums on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to be held by the California Attorney General as part of the rulemaking process. The public hearings will start on January 8, 2019 in San Francisco and end in Fresno on February 13, 2019. There will also be public forums held in San Diego, Inland Empire/Riverside, Los Angeles and Sacramento.

The CCPA was created when Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 375 into law in June 2018. California’s new privacy law established a deadline for compliance by businesses of January 1, 2020. It set an interim deadline of July 1, 2019 for the CaAG to issue rules and procedures involving the necessary disclosures, the right to access, the submission of a request by a consumer to opt out of the sale of personal information, governing business compliance with the opt out request, and the development of an opt-out logo or button to promote consumer awareness of the opt out right. The law also set a deadline of January 1, 2020 for the CA Attorney General to solicit broad public participation to adopt regulations to further the law, including the rules set forth above and other regulations such as updating the categories of personal information and establishing any necessary exceptions.


The rules were modified at the end of August as part of SB 1121. In a letter to the Assemblymember Ed Chau and Senator Robert Hertzberg, the lead sponsors of the CCPA, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra indicated that the one-year deadline for implementing the CCPA regulations was unattainable for issuing strong, enforceable regulations because the magnitude of the regulations required more time, the Attorney General’s Office had not received funding for it, and the AGO is not typically a rulemaking body.

SB1121 subsequently amended the California Consumer Privacy Act to provide for an additional six months for the solicitation of public participation as part of rulemaking and eliminated the one year deadline to the creation of regulations around the right to opt out. However, it appears to have maintained the one year deadline as part of Section 1798.185(a)(6) and (7) – although this may have been an oversight. SB1121 also created a potential extension to enforcement of the CCPA until the sooner of July 1, 2020 or six months after the publication of the final regulations developed by the Attorney General.

In addition to the specific areas where the California legislature requested the development of regulations, they also gave the CaAG broad power to adopt additional regulations as necessary to further the purposes of the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Here are the dates, times and locations for the public forums that are scheduled:

San Francisco
Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM
Milton Marks Conference Center, 455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

San Diego
Monday, January 14, 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM
California State University, San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, CA 92096

Inland Empire/Riverside
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM
Cesar Chavez Community Center, 2060 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507

Los Angeles
Friday, January 25, 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM
Ronald Reagan Building, 300 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM
California State Building, 1500 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA 95814

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM
California State Building, 2550 Mariposa Mall, Room 1036, Fresno, CA 93721

The California AG has yet to issue draft guidelines for discussion purposes and comment. The public forums appear to be a solicitation for comment from the public about the regulations that should be issued rather than a comment period on an initial draft.

Other Blog Posts on the California Consumer Privacy Act:

Debate Over CCPA Amendment Heats Up as Business Preparations Ramp Up
California AG Holds First Public Forum for CCPA Rulemaking in San Francisco
New Mexico Privacy Bill Copies CCPA – Consumer Information Privacy Act Introduced in NM Legislature
CCPA Compliance Note: The Lookback Period Starts on January 1, 2019
A Sale for Valuable Consideration Under California’s CCPA Defined
Consumer Organizations Defend California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in Letter to Legislators
California AG Tells Congress Not to Preempt California Privacy Law
CCPA Privacy Lawsuits Implicated in United States Challenge to Injury Standing in Frank v. Gaos
PWC Survey on CCPA: Enterprise Compliance Expected at 52% by January 1, 2020
California Adopts SB-1121 Amendments to Consumer Privacy Act

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