On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CPPA) goes into effect and applies to any organization that does business in California, collects consumers’ personal data and satisfies at least one of the following thresholds: has an annual gross revenue in excess of $25 million; possesses the personal information of 50,000 or more consumers, households, or devices; earns more than half of its annual revenue from selling consumers’ personal information. It’s estimated that CPPA will affect upwards of half a million U.S. businesses.

Two upcoming webinars provide information on the next steps to take regardless of what state you are located in.

  • On October 22, 2019 at 2 pm ET, the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo presents the webinar “California Consumer Privacy Act for Employers: What Now?” The speakers are Cynthia J. Larose, member/co-chair, privacy and cybersecurity practice, and Jennifer B. Rubin, member, employment, labor and benefits practice. This webinar will review the CCPA’s implications for employers who have California operations and provide practical suggestions as to next steps. Get details and register here.
  • On December 4, 2019 at 1 pm CT PPAI presents the webinar “How the California Privacy Law Will Affect You In 2020” featuring the expertise of Amar Hajeri, PMP, a data management expert who has advised several major corporations, including Time Warner Cable, Tyson Foods and Southwest Airlines in the areas of data strategy, specifically around governance and privacy. This one-hour webinar is free for PPAI members and $15 for PPAI associates. It earns one MAS credit. Register here.