Home > Legal Updates > CCPA Employee Exemptions Are Extended and California AG Is Actively Enforcing the CCPA

CCPA Employee Exemptions Are Extended and California AG Is Actively Enforcing the CCPA

In the latest California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) development, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill 1281 (AB 1281) on August 30, 2020. AB 1281 extends the CCPA’s temporary exemptions that apply to personal information processed in certain business-to-business (B2B) and employment related transactions by one year until January 1, 2022.

CCPA Obligations on Businesses Until Now

When the CCPA was initially enacted, businesses immediately raised concerns about the fact that the CCPA not only permitted consumers to exercise extensive rights to their personal information, but also permitted an organization’s own employees and others business contacts engaging in day-to-day activities to exercise such rights. This issue became an immediate focus of proposed CCPA amendments. Read more…