Trade Associations Address Attorney General Forum on New Privacy Law
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
A number of industry associations, including CLTA, gave voice to concerns with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) at a public forum held by the California Attorney General’s office in Sacramento on February 5th. The speakers, which included representatives from an array of industries such as non-profits, telecommunications, and retailers, raised a number of concerns with the law.
The topics discussed at the forum included the inclusion of employee data in the law’s definition of “consumer”, verification of consumer requests, impacts for payroll companies, the law’s nondiscrimination section and its potential effects on loyalty/rewards programs, among others.
Privacy advocates were also present at the forum and urged the attorney general to uphold the principal components of the CCPA and to take care to not diminish its scope.
While the California State Legislature will debate more changes to the CCPA in 2019, title companies are urged to consider how the new law could apply to their own settlement services and employee benefit plans.