Attorney General Becerra to Hold Public Forums on California Consumer Privacy Act as Part of Rulemaking Process

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Contact: (916) 210-6000,

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced today that the California Department of Justice will hold six public forums on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The forums will provide an initial opportunity for the public to participate in the CCPA rulemaking process. As part of this process, the Department of Justice invites all members of the public to speak at these events. 

The CCPA grants consumers new rights with respect to the collection and use of their personal information. Businesses are prohibited from discriminating against consumers for exercising their rights under the CCPA.

As required by the CCPA, the Attorney General must adopt certain regulations on or before July 1, 2020. Effective January 1, 2020, businesses must comply with the CCPA’s key requirements:

  • Businesses must disclose data collection and sharing practices to consumers;
  • Consumers have a right to request their data be deleted;
  • Consumers have a right to opt out of sale or sharing of their personal information; and
  • Businesses are prohibited from selling personal information of consumers under the age of 16 without explicit consent.

As part of the rulemaking process, Attorney General Becerra invites all interested persons to provide comments on the CCPA rulemaking at any of the following forums, or by submitting written comments to or by mail at California Department of Justice, ATTN: Privacy Regulations Coordinator, 300 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. Please note that any information provided is subject to the Public Records Act. Times and locations subject to change. Please view for most updated information.

San Francisco

WHEN: Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: Milton Marks Conference Center, 455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102
San Diego
WHEN: Monday, January 14, 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: California State University, San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, CA 92096
Inland Empire/Riverside
WHEN: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: Cesar Chavez Community Center, 2060 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507
Los Angeles
WHEN: Friday, January 25, 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building, 300 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
WHEN: Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: California State Building, 1500 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA 95814
WHEN: Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM
WHERE:  California State Building, 2550 Mariposa Mall, Room 1036, Fresno, CA 93721

The forums are open to the public. Members of the public who wish to speak at the forums are requested, but not required, to register online, in advance, with the following information: Name, affiliation, email address; and whether you require accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter or translator.

Members of the media should RSVP at

For additional information about the CCPA, please visit If you would like to receive notifications regarding future rulemaking activities, please sign up using the online registration form.

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