The enactment of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will radically change privacy and data protection in the United States when it goes into effect on January 1, 2020, providing consumers with expansive privacy rights and more control over the personal information that businesses collect about them. Every company with a California nexus will need to evaluate and implement changes across business lines to comply with the CCPA. And every company also will need to closely monitor similar laws and regulations enacted in other states (and countries), ensuring that the privacy compliance program developed addresses any potential impact of the changing legal and regulatory landscape.

From project scoping and planning, auditing and data mapping, to drafting, implementation and training on new compliance processes and documents, Reed Smith can help guide you through these challenges and leverage a wealth of best practices, tools and lessons learned from the countless projects we have undertaken for clients in preparation for the new law. Our data privacy and security lawyers are working on CCPA implementation projects of all shapes and sizes – so we can work with your IT, business, and legal teams to develop the right strategy to meet your business objectives while mitigating legal and compliance risks. We also understand that there are unique challenges for each industry, and have teams of lawyers focused on regulatory issues and best practices in each major industry.

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