Keypoint: Although they are only draft regulations and not part of the formal rulemaking process, the drafts demonstrate the Agency’s intent to create extensive obligations for businesses subject to these regulations.
In connection with its September 8, 2023 Board meeting, the California Privacy Protection Agency (“Agency”) published draft regulations on risk assessments and cybersecurity audits. The drafts were provided as meeting materials for a CPRA rules subcommittee update.
The drafts specifically state that they are intended “to facilitate Board discussion and public participation” and are “subject to change.” To that end, the drafts identify specific text for the Board to discuss and, in some instances, identify multiple options for Board consideration. The drafts also note that the Agency “has not yet started the formal rulemaking process for cybersecurity audits, risk assessments, or automated decisionmaking technology.”
Although these are only drafts, they nonetheless provide an initial insight into the Agency’s thought process for these new and significant rulemaking topics. In short, the drafts indicate the Agency’s intent to create extensive obligations for businesses subject to these regulations. In the below post, we provide a high-level summary and analysis of some of the more notable parts of the drafts.Continue Reading CPPA Releases Draft Regulations on Risk Assessments and Cybersecurity Audits