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Dan Clark, Corporate Counsel: General Counsel Unprepared for Data Privacy Regulations Including CCPA

Thursday, July 2, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Extract from Dan Clark's article "General Counsel Unprepared for Data Privacy Regulations Including CCPA"

More than half of general counsel believe their organizations are not prepared for coming data privacy regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act, which had its enforcement date go into effect Wednesday, according to a survey published by Ethyca and TechGC.

The 2020 TechGC Data Privacy in the Time of COVID-19 Survey had 218 general counsel respond.

Cillian Kieran, founder and CEO of Ethyca in New York, said in an interview on Tuesday that he was not completely surprised that 56% of corporate legal leaders believe their company is not prepared to comply with data privacy laws. CCPA presents the biggest challenge for 52% of respondents.

“On the one hand it seems surprising, but there are varying degrees of readiness and you have to consider that the CCPA has evolved a lot over the past six months,” Kieran said. “It’s felt like quicksand.”

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