The final version of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 is coming into view.

On October 10, California’s Attorney General released the long-anticipated draft regulations to implement the CCPA, and on October 12, the Governor signed into law five amendments to the CCPA passed during the 2019 legislative session.  (We previously discussed the CCPA here and the amendments here.)  While the Regulations are currently subject to public comment and may be further modified by the Attorney General in response to such comments, the shape of the law that will come into effect on January 1 seems largely in place.

Given the scope of the Regulations and some unanticipated new requirements they contain, this alert memorandum provides a guide for understanding the Regulations by (i) highlighting some welcome clarifications included in the Regulations; (ii) identifying unexpected new obligations they impose; (iii) describing inconsistencies between the Regulations and the CCPA; and (iv) discussing other provisions in the Regulations that implement the CCPA.

Please click here to read the full memorandum.