On July 8, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) issued proposed amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations to harmonize them with the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA), which will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023. Individuals or companies have until Aug. 23, 2022, at 5 p.m. to submit comments to the proposed amendments, and a hearing on the proposed amendments will be held on Aug. 24 and 25. Thereafter, the CPPA will have 30 business days to review the comments and publish any changes to the proposed CPRA amendments to the CCPA regulations. If the CPPA’s changes are substantial and sufficiently related to the current text, another 15-day comment period will begin, and if the changes are major, another 45-day comment period will commence. If the agency chooses to enact the rules without such changes, the rules could be finalized by the end of 2022. See California Rulemaking Chart.

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