Similar to its popular EU General Data Protection Regulation Guide for in-house lawyers, Hunton Andrews Kurth has launched an online resource center dedicated to helping businesses navigate their new data privacy responsibilities in accordance with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).
The CCPA, whose compliance deadline is in 2020, will affect most businesses that handle the personal data of California residents.
The resource center aims to assist businesses by providing a general understanding and information about how the CCPA will impact their information practices. It features a compliance checklist, insights and analysis on the law’s requirements, and other helpful CCPA resources.
“Due to the CCPA’s likely effect on the privacy programs of businesses that manage personal data about California residents, it is imperative that companies develop a CCPA compliance strategy to determine the extent to which the law applies to them, assess their current CCPA compliance posture, and conduct necessary remediation activities,” said Lisa Sotto, head of the firm’s global privacy and cybersecurity practice.
The CCPA already has triggered the introduction of a flurry of additional state bills with similar requirements, and federal privacy legislation is likely as well. For timely state and federal legislative updates, visit the Privacy & Information Security Law Blog.
Hunton Andrews Kurth’s cybersecurity practice has been ranked as a leader in its field. The firm has been ranked by Computerworld magazine as the top law firm globally for privacy and data security in all its surveys.
Chambers and Partners also ranked Hunton Andrews Kurth for privacy and data security practice in its Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers USA and Chambers UK guides.