Sephora Settles with California AG for $1.2M for Alleged CCPA Violations Relating to Third-Party Cookies and User-Enabled Opt-Out Signals

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On August 24, 2022, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a settlement with Sephora for violations of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The action places online consumer tracking, analytics and advertising squarely in the regulatory crosshairs. “Sephora, like many online retailers, installs third-party companies’ tracking software on its website and in its app so that these third parties can monitor consumers as they shop,” the AG alleged, “. . . [and] when a company like Sephora utilizes third-party tracking technology without alerting consumers and giving them the opportunity to control their data, they deprive consumers of the ability to limit the proliferation of their data on the web.”

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A New Sheriff in Town: Enforcement of the CCPA Picks Up Under Bonta

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The California Office of the Attorney General, under the leadership of new Attorney General Rob Bonta, has taken significant actions in recent weeks indicating that it is ramping up and potentially adding a new area of focus in its enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act. Read on for some important considerations for businesses.

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But Wait, There Really Is More: California AG Releases New Proposed Modifications to the Final CCPA Regulations

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Throwing covered businesses a bit of a curveball, the California attorney general issued a third set of proposed changes to the formerly assumed “final” CCPA implementing regulations. Fortunately for those overseeing CCPA compliance, the revisions are largely clarifications of the existing regulations rather than fundamental changes. Interested stakeholders have until 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, October 28, to submit comments.

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It’s Finally Final… But Wait, There’s More: Fall 2020 California Privacy Update

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Businesses nationwide finally have clarity on their compliance obligations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as the landmark privacy law’s implementing regulations were finalized in August after a few last changes worth noting, and the Governor just signed two important CCPA amendments. With enforcement underway, business leaders should continue to focus on compliance — while also monitoring the progress of the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act, a 2020 ballot initiative that could soon become the next sweeping privacy law.

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As CCPA Pressure Heats Up, Here’s What Should Be on Your Summer To-Do List

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Despite the business disruptions brought on by the novel coronavirus, enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is still set to begin on July 1. With that key date just around the corner and companies facing a new slate of COVID-19-related privacy issues, we cover the high-level action items California businesses should address to help get their compliance programs up to speed.

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