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In a mere two weeks, as the ball drops in Times Square, California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra will welcome not only a new decade, but a new era of enforcement under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

In a news briefing Monday, AG Becerra shed light on two topics of high interest for many privacy professionals this holiday season:

  1. Enforcement priorities, and
  2. Plans to finalize the recently released draft regulations.

Enforcement Priorities

The AG made one thing clear – even though the AG’s office will not start bringing enforcement actions until July 1, 2020, his office will enforce violations that occur starting Jan. 1. During the first half of 2020, the AG’s office will keep an eye out for how businesses adjust to the new regime, with extra focus on:

  • companies’ who handle large amounts of consumer sensitive, critical data, such as health records and social security numbers; and
  • the “opt-in” requirement for parents of children under 13, and from teenagers themselves between 13 and 16 years old.

Continue reading the full GT Alert.