It's the California Consumer Privacy Act, but does it apply to data processed in the employer-employee relationship? In this Privacy Tracker post, Philip Gordon and Andrew Gray of Littler Mendelson offer an analysis of the CCPA from the HR perspective, noting that "The act is written so broadly ... it could be read to confer rights on employees vis-à-vis their employers with respect to their personnel records." Ambiguities in certain definitions within the act suggest it may give new rights to employees, but several other aspects strongly suggest that was not the California legislature's intent. Employers should be on the lookout for clarification from the legislature, the authors write, "any clarification that the act applies to employees’ personal information collected in the context of the employment relationship would be a call to action for employers falling within the scope of the act." Editor's Note: Find a CyberSideChat video overview of the CCPA in the IAPP Resource Center.
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