On August 19, 2020, the California State Assembly on Appropriations ordered to a second reading Assembly Bill ("AB") 1281, which would extend the exemption of the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") in relation to employee information and business-to-business ("B2B") transactions until January 1, 2022.  Specifically, AB 1281 would exempt information collected about a natural person in the course of such person acting as a job applicant, employee, owner, director officer, medical staff member, or contractor.  It would also exempt information reflecting a written or verbal communication or a transaction between the business and the consumer, if the consumer is a natural person who is acting as an employee, and whose communications or transactions with the business occur solely within the context of the business's due diligence regarding a product or service. AB 1281 would only become operative if the  California Privacy Rights Act ("CPRA" or "CCPA 2.0") is not approved by voters during the November 2020 general election.

Two other bills, AB 660 and AB 1782, were also referred to the Appropriations Committee on August 19, 2020.  AB 660 would prohibit data collected, received, or prepared for purposes of  here.

To view AB 660, click  here.

To view AB 1782, click  here.

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