WBK Industry News - State Regulatory Developments

California Passes Legislation Amending CCPA and CPRA

On October 5, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom approved legislation amending the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA). 

The CCPA amendments (AB 335) will exempt from the right to opt out (i.e., the right to direct a business not to sell personal information about the consumer to third parties) “vessel information” or “ownership information” retained or shared between a vessel dealer and the vessel’s manufacturer, if the information is shared for the purpose of effectuating or in anticipation of effectuating a vessel repair covered by a vessel warranty or a recall.  For purposes AB 335, “vessel information” means the hull identification number, model, year, month and year of production, and information describing certain equipment as shipped, transferred, or sold from the place of manufacture, including all attached parts and accessories.  Moreover, “ownership information” for purposes of AB 335 means the name or names of the registered owner or owners and the contact information for the owner or owners [of the vessel].

Relatedly, the CPRA amendments (contained in AB 694) will make nonsubstantive changes to provisions added or affected by the CPRA by incorporating the provisions contained in AB 335 into the California Civil Code.