A new law signed on September 29 by California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) postpones the compliance deadline for many of the California Consumer Privacy Act’s (CCPA) employer privacy requirements until January 1, 2022. Effectively, the Act, AB 1281, doubles the 1-year extension already added to these provisions by a previous amendment to the CCPA.
About the CCPA
The bulk of the CCPA, enacted in June 2018, took effect January 1, 2020, and enforcement began on July 1, 2020. Basically, the CCPA (Cal. Civ. Code §1798.100 et seq.) applies to all personal information that a business collects from California residents. “Personal information” is defined more broadly than terms like “personally identifiable information” that we typically see in state data breach laws, for example.