California Privacy Rights Act: What Employers Need to Know

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a comprehensive privacy law aimed at enhancing California residents’ privacy rights and consumer protection that went into effect in 2020. To ensure privacy rights and protections, the act requires covered businesses to follow strict privacy requirements regarding personal information they collect about consumers, such as requiring these businesses to notify consumers about the kinds of personal information it collects about them and what it’s used for.

But the privacy rights and consumer protections didn’t stop there. At the end of 2020, California voters approved Proposition 24, known as the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). The CPRA amended the CCPA, building on its framework and expanding some of its protections. While some amendments took effect immediately on approval, many of its provisions will take effect on January 1, 2023. This means that in 2023, employers covered by the CPRA must be prepared to comply with the law as it pertains to their employees’, job applicants’ and independent contractors’ personal information.

Download CalChamber's free "California Privacy Rights Act: What Employers Need to Know" white paper for answers to the most frequently asked questions about the law and its upcoming changes, and some steps employers can take in preparation for the new year.

Published October 28, 2022

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