On 8 October 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills into law amending the California Consumer Privacy Act. AB 947 classifies citizenship and immigration status as “sensitive personal information” subject to special protections under the CCPA, while AB 1194 strengthens reproductive privacy rights. Both bills carried the unanimous endorsement of the California Privacy Protection Agency. Details for each bill are described below followed by actionable guidance businesses can take to prepare now before these laws go into effect on 1 January 2024.
Garrett is an associate in Baker McKenzie's North America Intellectual Property Group and is based in our San Francisco office.