California voters resoundingly approved Prop 24, also known as the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) and CCPA 2.0—yet again shaking up California’s privacy laws and making California the epicenter for digital privacy rights in the United States. This article answers questions about how the CPRA changes existing laws and impacts “sensitive personal information” maintained by businesses about their applicants, employees, and independent contractors.
Continue Reading Riding the Privacy Wave: California Privacy Rights Act & Its Impact on Employers

Transparency and communication are cornerstones of a successful relationship—and the employment relationship is no exception.  The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) came into effect on January 1, 2020, bestowing two landmark rights on California employees, applicants, contractors, emergency contacts, and dependents: (1) the right to notice about what personal information an employer collects and the purpose of collection; and (2) the right to sue with statutory damages if sensitive data is compromised.[1]
Continue Reading The Heart of Employee Rights Under CCPA: Attorney General Modifies Guidance