Co-presenter, "Get Ready: California Consumer Privacy Act Goes Into Effect Jan. 1, 2020," Webinar, Restaurant Law Center
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will usher in a host of complex rules and regulations once it officially goes into effect on January 1, 2020, especially on practices related to IT and marketing. For example, the CCPA will potentially eliminate customer loyalty programs. Violations of the law could lead to severe fines and costly litigation, which is why the Restaurant Law Center (RLC) and National Restaurant Association commissioned RLC partner Davis Wright Tremaine (DWT) LLP to help provide our members with the knowledge and resources they need to properly comply with the statute.
DWT partner Helen G. Foster is a leader in privacy and cybersecurity compliance who has more than 20 years of experience practicing in this area, including at four federal agencies and the White House. During the webinar, she explained the CCPA's key provisions, discussed how and why the CCPA will have a major impact on nearly every restaurant that does business in California, offered compliance guidance, and provided advice on which sections of the law will particularly affect restaurants.
Following Helen's presentation, she was joined by Michael O'Neill, a policy director at the association. They relayed which other states are attempting to enact their own data privacy measures, as well as the association's efforts in Congress to advocate for an industry neutral national law that would preempt a future patchwork of state legislation.