As another example of the great content found in the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Resource Center that I contributed to, below is a reproduced article from the CPRA Resource Center that provides a section-by-section summary of the CPRA. Check out the full CPRA Resource Center for more great content on the CPRA, including the full text of the CPRA with over 175 annotations as well as a comparison of the text of the CPRA compared to the CCPA.

Section 1: Title: The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020

Section 2: Findings and Declarations

Preamble emphasizes California Constitution’s right to…


As a highlight to the great content in the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Resource Center that I helped contribute to, here is the content from the Resource Center regarding the timeline for the rollout of the CPRA.

· December 11th, 2020: Election Certified. Under Article II, Section 10(a) of the California Constitution, the measure becomes effective five days later, or December 16, 2020. However, with several exceptions described below, the measure becomes operative on January 1, 2023. See Section 31. The following provisions become operative on December 16, 2020:

· “Employer — Employee exemption” [Section 1798.145(m) and (n)] Information…


Over the last few weeks, I have been working with Alastair Mactaggart on a “Resource Center” for the California Privacy Rights Act (aka the “CPRA” which was enacted into law with the passage of Proposition 24). Alastair is the Chairperson of Californians for Consumer Privacy (“CCP”) and was the main visionary and sponsor of Proposition 24 (and before that, the California Consumer Privacy Act or “CCPA”). Alastair created the great content for the CPRA Resource Center (with editing help from the incomparable James Harrison), and I volunteered to take Alastair’s content and organize it (including making sure each section has…


California Proposition 24 (aka the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 or CPRA) provides additional rights to consumers (e.g. right to correct personal data, limit use of sensitive personal information such as geolocation data, etc.), adds additional obligations to businesses to better protect consumers’ personal data (e.g. data protection impact analyses must be performed, maintenance of records of processing activity, etc.), but probably most significantly it creates a new regulatory agency to enforce data protection and privacy in California — the California Privacy Protection Agency (CalPPA).

In this blog post I will provide four recommendations for the CalPPA agency beyond…


California Proposition 24 (aka the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 or CPRA) resoundingly passed this past November with over 9.3 million votes — the 7th most votes for any candidate or initiative in any State election in US history. The CPRA represents the most significant and comprehensive privacy legislation ever passed in the United States and gets California on par with the gold standard of consumer privacy protection laws — Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). CPRA provides additional rights to consumers (e.g. right to correct personal data, limit use of sensitive personal information such as precise geolocation, etc.)…


We have a serious problem with the misuse of geolocation in apps. A few months back when I was reviewing the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) — now on the ballot in California as Proposition 24 — I saw that the CPRA included geolocation as part of the definition of “sensitive personal information” that consumers would be able to limit the use of. At the time I thought it was an important feature, but as time has gone on with the United States seeing mass rallies and protests, the need for Covid contact tracing, and new reports on companies misusing…


We are on Round 4 of my “Federal Privacy Law Bingo” set of blog posts where I compare a Senator’s proposal for a national privacy law to the EU’s GDPR and California’s CCPA as well as the CPRA (aka V2 of CCPA that is on the ballot as Prop 24 in November here in California). In prior blogs I have looked at the federal privacy proposal from Senator Wicker (R-Miss), Senator Cantwell (D-Wash) and from Senator Moran (R-Kansas).

In this blog post I am going to look at Senate Bill 3300, the Data Protection Act of 2020 (DPA) introduced by…


We are on to Round 3 of my “Federal Privacy Law Bingo” set of blog posts where I compare a Senator’s proposal for a national privacy law to the EU’s GDPR and California’s CCPA as well as the CPRA (aka V2 of CCPA that is on the ballot as Prop 24 in November here in California). In prior blogs I have looked at the federal privacy proposal from Senator Wicker (R-Miss) and Senator Cantwell (D-Wash).

In this blog post I am going to look at Senate Bill 3456, the Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act of 2020, introduced by Senator…


We are on to Round 2 of my “Federal Privacy Law Bingo” set of blog posts where I compare a Senator’s proposal for a national privacy law to the EU’s GDPR and California’s CCPA as well as the CPRA (aka V2 of CCPA that is on the ballot as Prop 24 in November here in California).

In this blog post I am going to look at Senate Bill 2968, the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, which was introduced by Senators Maria Cantwell, Brian Schatz, Amy Klobuchar, and Ed Markey on December 3, 2019. I will refer to it as “Cantwell.”…


I was recently interviewed for a Diginomica article on my thoughts if the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA) — on the ballot as Proposition 24 — would become the standard for a national consumer privacy law. I answered Yes and told the reporter that it was a very timely conversation as I am currently researching the various Federal privacy law proposals coming out of DC. …

Tom Kemp

CEO. Co-founded/co-built @Centrify, Idaptive & NetIQ. Board of @DreamCatchersCA. I blog on #Privacy and #Security at http://tomkemp.blog & tweet at @TomKemp00.

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