California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 1281 (discussed here) to extend the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) “exemptions” for business-to-business (B2B) and employee personal information. The exemption was headed for a sunset on December 31, 2020 without legislative action, and this extension will continue through the end of 2022. AB 1281 also has a provision that it will only take effect if the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) – or Proposition 24 — is not approved by the California voters in November. The CPRA would extend the B2B and employee exemptions through 2023. Regardless of what happens to Proposition 24, businesses covered by CCPA can take a breather with respect to these two types of information collection under CCPA.
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