Finalization of California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Is Pushed Back

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The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which will replace the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), is slotted to go into effect January 1, 2023. However, the California Privacy Protection Agency Executive Director, Ashkan Soltani, recently announced in a December 16th board meeting that the release of the final rules of the CPRA will be pushed back to April 2023, leaving a three month gap between the regulation’s effective date and the publication of its rule requirements.

As it stands, the regulation is still being reviewed and finalized by the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA). Executive Director Soltani anticipates the Agency to release the final rules in late January followed by a 30-day review period by the California Office of Administrative Law, making April the earliest the regulation could fully go into effect.

Until the CPRA is approved by the CPPA board and the Office of Administrative Law, the CCPA board has stated existing regulations will continue to remain in effect. The industry advice is for organizations to work on implementing the CPRA regulation in its current form, with the assumption that additional changes may need to be made following the finalization of the regulation.

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