California Consumer Privacy Act Evening Forum

Join the TechCouncil of Southern California, International Association of Privacy Professionals, and SIIA member BakerHostetler for an evening forum September 18, centered around the CA Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

This summer California passed a paradigm shifting privacy law, the CA Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), effective January 1, 2020, which was the result of a compromise between the bill’s authors and sponsors of a ballot initiative that would have bypassed the legislative process to impose various privacy rights for Californian, and a broad private right of action for violations.  The compromise resulted in a much narrower private right of action, but additional privacy rights that the legislative history indicates were inspired by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  There are both similarities and material differences between CCPA and GDPR. 

The panel will discuss:

  • What CCPA will require
  • The extent to which a GDPR-compliant company can leverage GDPR programs to help comply with CCPA
  • How and when to start CCPA compliance
  • Updates on ongoing attempts at legislative refinements
  • Explanation of the upcoming regulatory process


Billy Spears
Senior Vice President & CISO, loanDepot

Lincoln Guy
Director of Privacy, loanDepot

Alan Friel
Partner, BakerHostetler

Kai Westerwelle
Partner, Bird & Bird