The California Consumer Privacy Act: Your Questions, Answered.


About:The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 became effective on January 1, 2020 and has effectively become the data protection standard for the United States. However, the Act’s implementation has resulted in numerous ambiguities and has raised a host of questions: What elements of the Act are enforceable by private parties? When will the Attorney General begin issuing fines? How does a business “cure” a breach? The uncertainties surrounding the Act seem almost endless and U.S. businesses are having to make commitments now, often with little guidance. In this highly interactive webcast, a data protection industry veteran will answer your most pressing questions and share the latest updates from the California state government.

Key takeaways include:

  • Insight into what qualifies as a “sale”
  • Perspective on how the CCPA Regulations have expanded the scope of the Act
  • Analysis of the upcoming California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act

About the speaker:

Scott M. Giordano, Esq., V.P., Data Protection, Spirion
Scott M. Giordano is an attorney with more than 20 years of legal, technology, and risk management consulting experience. An IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy and a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), Scott serves as Spirion’s subject matter expert on multinational data protection and its intersection with technology, export compliance, internal investigations, information governance, and risk management. Prior to joining Spirion, he served as Director, Data Protection for Robert Half Legal and established the global privacy program for Esterline Technologies Corporation in Bellevue, WA.

During his career, Scott has held senior positions at several legal technology firms and is listed as co-inventor on Intelligent Searching of Electronically Stored Information, patent application no. 13/842,910. In addition, he taught the first law school course anywhere on electronic evidence and e-discovery.
Scott is a member of the bar in Washington state, California, and the District of Columbia.