Date/Time: Tuesday, November 19, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.

This CLE is presented by the Privacy and Data Security Committee.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into law on June 28, 2018 by Governor Jerry Brown, made waves as California raised the bar in the absence of a federal consumer privacy and data protection law.  Now, over a year later, the CCPA is less than two months away from another major milestone: its January 1, 2020 effective date. Governor Gavin Newsom has signed five bills that further amend the CCPA and the California Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has released its proposed implementing rules.  Join the FCBA’s Privacy and Data Security Committee to discuss where the CCPA stands as policy and how companies can prepare for the fast-approaching effective date.


6:00 – 6:05 p.m.         Welcome and Introduction

6:05 – 7:05 p.m.         CCPA from a Policy Perspective
Much remains to be seen in terms of impacts and outcomes stemming from the implementation and enforcement of the CCPA, for both companies and consumers.  This uncertainty, however, has not diminished the debate over the CCPA from a policy perspective.  Understanding the law’s contents and probing whether it is sound public policy remains an important exercise.  Parsing the CCPA also helps distinguish it from other recent privacy legislation, such as the bills signed into law in Nevada and Maine, or even the European Union’s sweeping General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Panelists will address these topics, as well as how the CCPA might influence or coexist with federal privacy legislation.

Robert J. Gastner, Co-Chair, FCBA Privacy & Data Security Committee; and Partner, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC

John Heitmann, Co-Chair, FCBA Privacy & Data Security Committee; and Partner and Chair, Communications Group, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Additional Speakers to Be Announced

 7:05 – 7:15 p.m.         Break

 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.         Preparing for January 1, 2020: Operationalizing the CCPA
Companies should have a clear understanding of their path to compliance and their relative exposure to legal risk.  Most significantly, the CCPA provides consumers with the right to access and delete the data that companies gather on them.  In addressing such requests, companies will need to have robust frameworks and best practices in place to reduce liability and achieve compliance.  This panel will cover potential hurdles companies may face in preparing for these and other unique aspects of the CCPA.

Jeremy Berkowitz, Co-Chair, FCBA Privacy and Data Security Committee; and Principal, Privacy and Data Protection Practice, Promontory Financial Group

Jacqueline Cooney, Senior Director, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Paul Hastings
Matthew Starr, Privacy and Public Policy Manager, Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Additional Speakers to Be Announced


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