CCPA Business-to-Business and Employment Information Exceptions Ending – Foley & Lardner LLP

by | Sep 6, 2022 | Business

As the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) comes into effect on January 1, 2023, the temporary and partial exceptions for employment and business-to-business information will expire, making California the first and only state with a general privacy law that applies to this type of information. The current partial exceptions, which were proposed in 2019 as part of a set of amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), were originally extended again until January 1, 2023 as part of the ballot initiative that enacted the CPRA. While multiple bills were proposed to extend the partial exceptions either by one additional year or indefinitely, all of the proposed bills failed to make it out of committee and passed by the California legislature by August 31, 2022, the last day for such bills to be passed in the legislative year.
What Is Employment-Related Information and Business-to-Business Information?
The current exceptions included many, but not all, of the provisions in the CCPA relating to employment and business to business information. The employment information exception applied to personal information collected by a business about a consumer acting as a job applicant or who is a past or current employee of, owner of, direc …

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