On August 14, 2020, Attorney General Becerra announced that the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the final regulations related to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) an filed them with the Secretary of State. The regulations go into effect immediately.

The Attorney General’s office submitted the final proposed regulations to the OAL on June 1, 2020. As part of the final regulations package, the Attorney General requested an expedited review of 30 business days and that the regulations become effective upon filing with the Secretary of State. Although not satisfying the 30-day request, the OAL did complete its review in short order, particularly in light of two executive orders by California’s governor extending the OAL’s review period by an additional 120 days.

Additional revisions were made to the regulations during the OAL review process. We will detail these additional revisions and any effect these may have on the application or enforcement of the CCPA in a follow up posting.

The CCPA went into effect January 1, 2020 and the Attorney General’s office began enforcement of the statute on July 1, 2020 (as blogged about here). As of August 14, 2020, the Attorney General is now authorized to enforce these final regulations in addition to the CCPA’s statutory requirements.