Events

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Webinar Series

May 23, 2019 | Webinar | Understanding the New California Consumer Privacy Act: Why The CCPA Applies to You and Practical Steps You Can Take Now to Comply
June 20, 2019 | Webinar | Preparing for the CCPA: Reviewing and Updating Privacy Policies and Agreements for Compliance
September 5, 2019 | Webinar | How the CCPA Impacts the Higher Education Industry
September 16, 2019 | Webinar | Preparing for the CCPA: Lessons Learned from the GDPR

About the Program

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 is the strictest privacy law in the United States and has national impact for anyone doing business in California. The new law takes effect January 1, 2020, and gives consumers greater control over their personal information while establishing stringent rules and significant penalties for the companies that handle consumer information.

Led by an interdisciplinary team of Duane Morris attorneys, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Webinar Series offers an in-depth discussion and analysis of the CCPA, along with timely and practical strategies to prepare your business for compliance with this complex rule.

Past Sessions

Monday, September 16, 2019 | Preparing for the CCPA: Lessons Learned from the GDPR | 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Eastern)

Webinar Replay

The CCPA was loosely modelled after the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As a result, there are many similarities between the two privacy regulations. However, there are several key differences, which means that companies that are GDPR compliant will not necessarily be compliant with the CCPA. In this session of the CCPA Webinar Series, we will explore the following topics and questions:

  • The similarities and differences between the CCPA and the GDPR
  • If you are compliant with the GDPR, what areas do you need to address for CCPA compliance?
  • Has GDPR compliance really been worth all the effort?
  • Are individuals exercising their rights under the GDPR? What can be learned from individuals' attitude to privacy compliance?
  • What types of class/group actions has the GDPR initiated? What are the recent areas of litigation?
  • The extraterritorial reach of the CCPA
  • What types of class/group actions are expected under the CCPA?

Presenters

September 5, 2019 | How the CCPA Impacts the Higher Education Industry

Webinar Replay

This session provides an overview of the new law and how it applies to schools and companies in the education sector. Nonprofit educational institutions are exempt from the new law. However, it will apply to any for-profit education institutions, service providers and technology companies that collect any information on California residents and meet any of the following criteria:

  • Have an annual gross revenue of $25 million or more;
  • Collect, sell or share for commercial purposes the personal information of at least 50,000 consumers, households or devices annually; or
  • Derive at least 50 percent of annual revenue from selling consumers’ personal information.

It also applies to (i) service providers that receive personal information from a covered business and (ii) any entity that controls or is controlled by a covered business and shares common branding that business, e.g. shared name, service mark or trademark.

Qualifying companies will need to understand and comply with a new set of data privacy requirements or face fines and penalties. Additionally, the CCPA provides for statutory damages of at least $100 per person, per incident, up to a maximum of $750 per person, per incident, if a student’s unencrypted data is subject to unauthorized access, theft or disclosure as a result of a school’s violation of its duty to implement and maintain reasonable security measures. Data breaches now pose a significant threat to businesses, both in terms of statutory damages and the increased likelihood of class action litigation.

Join us for an important discussion on compliance with the CCPA, privacy best practices and reducing the risks of data breaches and resultant litigation.

Presenters

June 20, 2019 | Preparing for the CCPA: Reviewing and Updating Privacy Policies and Agreements for Compliance 

Webinar Replay

The second session, presented in conjunction with The Duane Morris Commercial Contracts Checkup Series, discussed:

  • Brief CCPA overview
  • Examination of the CCPA requirements for privacy policies and third-party agreements
  • Practical strategies for reviewing and updating your privacy policies and third-party agreements to comply with the CCPA

Presenters

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Why The CCPA Applies to You and Practical Steps You Can Take Now to Comply

Webinar Replay

In the first session, we discussed:

  • Understanding the CCPA
  • How this law affects your business
  • What steps can a business take to ensure compliance?

Presenters

About Duane Morris

Duane Morris lawyers have decades of experience in helping clients comply with privacy laws and preparing comprehensive privacy and security programs to reduce the risk and impact of a wide range of cybersecurity threats and attacks. Duane Morris has lawyers in Asia, Europe and the United States with extensive knowledge of the technology, regulatory compliance, media relations, public perception and potential liability issues that come with these attacks. From preventative planning through discovering a breach and dealing with its aftermath, we help our clients protect themselves, their data, their customers and employees—and most of all, their future.

Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today's legal and business challenges.