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California Attorney General Emphasizes CCPA Rights During COVID-19

California Attorney General (“AG”) Xavier Becerra recently issued an alert emphasizing the rights of California consumers under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The alert follows media reports that the AG’s office is “committed to enforcing the law upon finalizing the rules or [by] July 1, whichever comes first,” even with the “new reality created by COVID-19.”

The alert notes that under the CCPA, consumers have the right to order businesses to not sell their personal information, delete the personal information businesses have collected about them, and request that the businesses provide details regarding the personal information they have collected, used, shared or sold.

The alert also provides tips regarding data privacy and security during COVID-19, recommending that consumers:

  • Stay vigilant for phishing emails and not click links or open attachments in any suspicious emails;

  • Protect virtual meetings by keeping meeting IDs private and screening participants;

  • Secure home networks by updating software and applications, and only using password-protected networks; and

  • Protect children’s privacy by monitoring their online activity.

Copyright © 2021, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. All Rights Reserved.National Law Review, Volume X, Number 115
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In today’s digital economy, companies face unprecedented challenges in managing privacy and cybersecurity risks associated with the collection, use and disclosure of personal information about their customers and employees. The complex framework of global legal requirements impacting the collection, use and disclosure of personal information makes it imperative that modern businesses have a sophisticated understanding of the issues if they want to effectively compete in today’s economy.

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