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18 Jun 2019 Author : InfoPro Community Manager

Resources for Complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

The passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) on June 28, 2018, has been widely described as a watershed moment in U.S. privacy law. As one of the broadest consumer privacy laws passed in the United States to date, the Act represents significant compliance challenges for companies that engage with residents of California. The law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2020, includes burdensome new obligations on businesses and creates new hard-to-meet consumer privacy rights, such as rights to data access and data deletion. In the next six months, companies will need to take stock of their data collection practices, update their privacy notices, policies and procedures, and take other actions to conform to the requirements of the CCPA.

Making the compliance challenges even worse, the CCPA was passed quickly to avoid being enacted through a ballot initiative, and has been criticized as hastily drafted with errors and inconsistencies. It has been the subject of several technical amendments in the California legislature already, and could go through additional updates before taking effect. Under the law, the California Attorney General is also tasked with passing implementing procedures, the deadline for which has been extended until July 1, 2020. The hurdles placed before businesses racing to comply are therefore very high, and attorneys counseling those entities will need up-to-date analysis and practical guidance they can count on to meet their deadlines.


Staying Current on Developments in Data Security & Privacy Law

Search our leading collection of analytical sources, news and legal news on the Lexis Advance® service to access expert commentary and breaking coverage on the CCPA.

Simply enter search terms in the Red Search Box on the Lexis Advance home page to search across all content, including our comprehensive collection of news from 26,000+ sources and superior data security and privacy current awareness sources like Law360® Legal News and Law360 Expert Analysis, Mealey’s® Data Privacy Report, Pratt’s™ Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Report, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy from ALM®, and WSJ® Pro Cybersecurity. You will also find current analysis of the CCPA in leading online-exclusive treatises from Matthew Bender®, ALM® Law Journal Press®, LexisNexis® A.S. Pratt® and LexisNexis® Sheshunoff®, including in core titles Computer Law: A Guide to Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Law (Matthew Bender) and International Computer Law (Matthew Bender).

Use post-search filters on the left-hand pane of your results screen to navigate to various content sets: to access treatises and Law360 Expert Analysis, select Secondary Materials; to access our leading collection of news from sources such as The Wall Street Journal® and The New York Times®, select News; to access reporting from Law360, Mealey’s, ALM and other legal news outlets, select Legal News. Sort your results set to show the latest coverage first by utilizing the Sort by pull-down menu to select Date (newest to oldest).


Research More Efficiently Using the Lexis Advance Data Privacy & Cyberlaw Practice Center

The Lexis Advance Data Privacy & Cyberlaw Practice Center provides an efficient and easy-to-use research environment, bringing together the top sources for practice in this area of law, including primary law, authoritative treatises, forms, news and business publications, and practical guidance. Use the Browse feature to navigate to the Data Privacy & Cyberlaw Practice Center.

Easily add Top Sources including leading analytical titles to your search, such as Matthew Bender Computer Law: A Guide to Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Law, which offers extensive coverage of U.S. and international privacy and data protection. Click on the spyglass icon to add a source to your search, or click the link for the Table of Contents to browse the book.

Quickly access headlines on emerging issues in cybersecurity and privacy law, including the latest litigation, regulatory and legislative coverage, compliance guidance, risks and trends in the market with news pods linking to articles from Law360 Privacy News, Mealey’s Data Privacy Report, Mealey’s Cyber-Tech & E-Commerce Litigation Report and Pratt’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Report.  


Practical Guidance

Lexis Practice Advisor® Data Security & Privacy provides an extensive collection of practical guidance with approximately 400 resources on core privacy and data security workflows, including task-oriented practice notes, annotated forms and checklists designed for faster research and drafting. Coverage includes domestic and foreign laws and compliance issues, how to prepare for and manage a data breach, draft privacy policies and many more skills in this area of practice. 

To access content on the CCPA, select the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) subtask under the State Law Surveys and Guidance topic from the Tasks menu. Here you will find an overview of this important law, analysis of its key provisions and how they compare to the requirements of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and guidance on data mapping, responding to consumer requests for data access and data deletion, how to update a privacy policy to come into compliance with the CCPA and more.


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