December 31, 2019In the News

Ehrhardt quoted in "Legal Tech's Predictions for the CCPA in 2020"

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Michael Best Partner Adrienne Ehrhardt was quoted in the Legal Tech's article "Legal Tech's Predictions for the CCPA in 2020."

Legal Tech's Predictions for the CCPA in 2020

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has officially arrived. Here's how lawyers and technologists think it will affect your practice this next year.

Tomorrow, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is officially enacted, with full compliance expected by July 1. If you have California customers, are you ready? Maybe, maybe not, but either way it’s clear that it’s going to have an effect on your how organizations hold its data.

When I solicited opinions for privacy predictions in 2020, it’s little surprise that a large number of them had to do with the CCPA’s impact on the law. So, with CCPA Day less than 24 hours away, I decided to put all of those predictions in one place. Here’s what attorneys and technologists alike see for the CCPA this upcoming year, which could be one of the more turbulent for privacy in the U.S. in a while.

This is the second in a six-part series of 2020 predictions from Legaltech News. Yesterday, we ran experts’ predictions for e-discovery in 2020. Check back on Thursday for the rest of our predictions for privacy in 2020. The quotes below are in alphabetical order by name, and some have been edited for length.

Adrienne Ehrhardt, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group chair, Michael Best: “As we turn the corner into 2020, the year of visionary clarity, businesses will increase their focus on cybersecurity risk mitigation by strengthening their written plans and policies to clearly demonstrate a business commitment to strong information security programs.  The much hyped California Consumer Privacy Act, which goes into effect January 1, 2020, will drive this focus because those that do not shore up their information security programs face the high probability of a class action lawsuit that provides each consumer $100 to $750 in the event of a breach involving California resident personal information.”

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