Similar to its popular EU
General Data Protection Regulation Guide for in-house lawyers,
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has launched an online resource center
dedicated to helping businesses navigate their new data privacy
responsibilities in accordance with the California Consumer Privacy Act
of 2018 (CCPA).
The CCPA, whose compliance deadline is in 2020, will affect most
businesses that handle the personal data of California residents. The
resource center, which can be found
here, aims to assist businesses by providing a general understanding
and information about how the CCPA will impact their information
practices. It features a compliance checklist, insights and analysis on
the law’s requirements, and other helpful CCPA resources.
“Due to the CCPA’s likely effect on the privacy programs of businesses
that manage personal data about California residents, it is imperative
that companies develop a CCPA compliance strategy to determine the
extent to which the law applies to them, assess their current CCPA
compliance posture, and conduct necessary remediation activities,” said
Lisa Sotto, head of the firm’s global privacy and cybersecurity practice.
The CCPA already has triggered the introduction of a flurry of
additional state bills with similar requirements, and federal privacy
legislation is likely as well. For timely state and federal legislative
updates, visit the Privacy
& Information Security Law Blog.
Hunton Andrews Kurth’s cybersecurity practice has been ranked as a
leader in its field. The firm has been ranked by Computerworld magazine
as the top law firm globally for privacy and data security in all its
surveys. Chambers and Partners also ranked Hunton Andrews Kurth for
privacy and data security practice in its Chambers Global, Chambers
Europe, Chambers USA and Chambers UK guides.
About Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
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handling transactional, litigation and regulatory matters for clients in
myriad industries including energy, financial services, real estate,
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include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual
property, P3, labor and employment, public finance and infrastructure,
and privacy and cybersecurity. With offices across the United States and
in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are aligned with our clients’
businesses and committed to delivering exceptional service. For more
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