Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

As the January 1, 2020, effective date for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) draws closer, California lawmakers are still attempting to refine the law. In the latest proposed amendment, Assembly Bill 25, employees and job applicants are specifically excluded from the definition of “consumer” under the CCPA. The proposed amendment states the following:

“Consumer” does not include a natural person whose personal information has been collected by a business in the course of a person acting as a job applicant to, an employee of, a contractor of, or an agent on behalf of, the business, to the extent the person’s personal information is collected and used solely within the context of the person’s role as a job applicant to, an employee of, a contractor of, or an agent on behalf of, the business.

This proposed amendment would alleviate quite a bit of uncertainty and stress as businesses work toward developing policies and procedures to comply with the CCPA.

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