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Part One of this article, last issue, covered how the CCPA applies to businesses — both in and outside California, the revenue threshold, proposed amendments and other open issues. Part Two continues with the rights that CCPA grants to Californians, the CCPA’s impact on company privacy policies, how other states’ privacy laws compare to the CCPA, exceptions and penalties for violating the Act.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a comprehensive new consumer protection law set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. In the wake of the CCPA’s passage, approximately 15 other states introduced their own CCPA-like privacy legislation, and similar proposals are being considered at the federal level. However, so far only Nevada has passed new consumer privacy laws, adding a do-not-sell right to its existing online privacy law, effective Oct. 1, 2019.
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By John G. Browning
Situations involving an employee’s voluntary online exposure rarely end well and can bring legal exposure for the employer.
By Gina Taranto
One Recipe for Success: Treat Private Data With the Same Priority Given to Privilege
But for all the coverage that privacy regulations are meant to provide, there is precious little guidance about how to protect private information, and there is very little legal precedent to guide our practices.
By James W. Soong
For the foreseeable future, patent applications involving artificial intelligence technologies, including machine learning, will increase with the continued proliferation of such technologies. However, subject matter eligibility can be a significant challenge in securing patents on artificial intelligence and machine learning.
By Scott McFetters
While analysts predict firms will still see savings from expense cuts in 2021, these savings won't be as dramatic as in 2020 and, moreover, recommend that firms should use profit gains in 2020 and 2021 to invest in long-term strategies for growth — like technology.