Current Rulemaking Activity
In November 2020, California voters passed Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act ("CPRA"). The CPRA amends and extends the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA"). To implement the law, the CPRA established the California Privacy Protection Agency ("Agency") and vested it with the full administrative power, authority and jurisdiction to implement and enforce the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. The Agency’s responsibilities include updating existing regulations, and adopting new regulations.
The California Attorney General’s Office has published an initial set of regulations implementing the CCPA. The CPRA now directs the new Agency to engage in further rulemaking on a variety of topics. The Agency will be promulgating regulations and soliciting broad public participation to further the purposes of the CCPA.
Notifications Regarding This Rulemaking Process
Information regarding the rulemaking process will be posted to this page. If you would like to receive notifications regarding rulemaking activities, please subscribe to our email list here.
Preliminary Rulemaking Activities
The Agency is currently engaging in preliminary information-gathering activities. Information collected during these preliminary activities will help inform the Agency’s rulemaking in advance of the formal rulemaking process. Public input at this stage will assist the Agency in developing new regulations, determining whether changes to existing regulations are necessary, and achieving the law’s regulatory objectives in the most effective manner.
Preliminary Rulemaking Activities: Written Public Comments
The Agency is currently seeking preliminary written comments from the public via an Invitation for Comments. The Invitation for Comments is available here. Responses are due Monday, November 8, 2021. Please submit responses as directed in the Invitation for Comments.
Agency welcomes public participation and encourages all interested persons to comment. Comments provide the Agency with additional facts or perspectives that can assist the Agency in drafting the initial text of the regulations. Commenters are encouraged to review the short "Tips for Submitting Effective Comments" guide for help formulating and submitting effective comments. Please note that comments are public records and will be published on the CPPA website.
Preliminary Rulemaking Activities: Upcoming Informational Hearings
The Agency is also planning to hold informational hearings to gather information and obtain further preliminary public input. Informational hearings are still being scheduled. Information about the hearings will be posted to this page and sent to our email list.
Formal Rulemaking Activities
The Agency has not yet commenced formal rulemaking activities. It will do so once preliminary information-gathering is complete. Please check this page for updates or subscribe to our email list here.