On August 31, 2020, the California legislature passed AB-1281, which extends the California Consumer Privacy Act’s human resources (employee/job applicant) and B2B communications carve-outs until January 1, 2022. Those two exclusions from the CCPA currently are set to expire in January 2021. The bill awaits the Governor’s signature.
The bill will go into effect unless the new California Privacy Rights Act referendum passes in November. The CPRA generally would expand on the obligations under the CCPA, but it would extend these two particular carve-outs until January 1, 2023.
For more information on the HR and B2B carve-outs, please check out our blog post here.