In 2018, the Legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “Act”). The Act becomes enforceable in January of 2020. (See Cal. Civil Code Section 1798.100 et seq.). The Act is applicable to for-profit businesses meeting at least one of these thresholds: (1) annual gross revenue in excess of $25 million; (2) annually buys, sells or shares for commercial purposes the personal information of 50,000+ consumers; or (3) derives 50% or more of its annual revenues from selling consumers’ personal information.
The final public forum hosted by the Attorney General’s Office as part of the preliminary rulemaking activities is scheduled for early March, and written comments must be submitted by March 8, 2019 to be considered.