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A reminder on California #MeToo legislation

January 1, 2019 marked significant changes to California legislation. Among noteworthy changes are new sexual harassment training requirements, rules addressing the number of females serving on public company boards, and legislation concerning confidential settlement agreements. Learn more… Continue Reading

Sharpen your pencils: California AG’s Office announces start of its important CCPA pre-rulemaking, schedule for its important CCPA rules

Businesses have until March 8 to file comments in an important pre-rulemaking proceeding for a critical California AG rulemaking that will clarify the requirements of the CCPA. The California AG will most likely not enforce the CCPA privacy requirements until July 1, 2020. As we have written before, the CCPA is both a landmark privacy … Continue Reading

California Consumer Privacy Act: what’s new for retailers?

By Carol A. F. Umhoefer, Jim Halpert, Jennifer M. Kashatus and Andrew A. Kingman The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), adopted last summer, brings to California residents GDPR-like privacy rights, such as rights of access, information and deletion, and institutes statutory damage class actions for most data security breaches. Click here to read the full article.… Continue Reading

Where to incorporate your business: California or Delaware?

If you are a startup based in California, you may be thinking about incorporating where you are physically located. It is true that, in the short term, incorporating in California will save a few dollars. Founders of investor-funded emerging companies should know that the investors prefer Delaware by a long shot. This is largely due … Continue Reading

California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018: Will You Be Ready?

By Jennifer Kashatus Effective January 1, 2020, a new game-changing privacy law will go into effect in California:  the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). The law will have profound implications for companies that collect personal information, as that term is broadly defined, about California consumers, even if the Company is not based in California. … Continue Reading

California privacy law poised to alter US privacy landscape

For decades, US state legislatures have taken an incremental approach to privacy regulation, passing legislation that addressed specific privacy issues (eg, a host of employee privacy laws, online privacy policy requirements, SSN privacy) but rejecting bills proposing broad-based creation of new privacy rights. This pattern changed abruptly this week in California, where both houses of … Continue Reading
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