Privacy Law

Invitation to the Privacy Law Section’s CPRA Rulemaking Working Group

The Privacy Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) invites members with privacy experience to apply to participate in its California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Rulemaking Working Group.  The CPRA Working Group will be comprised of issue-focused subcommittees of privacy professionals from diverse settings (e.g., in-house lawyers; products counsel; public interest advocates; academic researchers).  Each subcommittee will be charged with drafting comments to be included in the Privacy Law Section’s submission to the California Privacy Protection Agency as part of the rulemaking process for the CPRA.  

This is an extraordinary opportunity to meet other privacy professionals and work together to help shape the future of California privacy law.  The group will provide input on specific topics of CPRA rulemaking to offer helpful guidance and suggestions to ensure the regulations are effective and workable.   

If you are interested in applying to participate in the CPRA Working Group, please complete the CPRA Rulemaking Working Group Application, here, and submit by November 15, 2021.  We will accept applications on a rolling basis and will be holding our first kick-off meeting for the CPRA Working Group on October 29, 2021.  Please note, participation in the CPRA Working Group is limited to current members of the California Lawyers Association.  If you are interested in joining, click here.  

More details about the CPRA Working Group are below.  


What Experience Do I Need to Participate in the CPRA Working Group?

The CPRA Working Group will be limited to current members of the CLA who have experience implementing CCPA or GDPR or who have experience in the substantive issue areas (e.g., privacy impact assessments) that will be the topic of CPRA regulations.  We will create subcommittees that represent a diverse cross-section of California privacy practitioners.      

What Issues Will the CPRA Working Group Tackle?

The CPRA Working Group subcommittees will be focused on CPRA-identified subjects of rulemaking, including those that were recently identified by the California Privacy Protection Agency in their call for preliminary rulemaking comments. The topics the CPRA Working Group subcommittees will address will depend upon the number of applications we receive and applicants’ areas of interest and expertise.   

What is the Time Commitment Required to Participate?

CPRA Working Group members should be prepared to devote, on average, at least 5 to 10 hours a month to the subcommittee work, beginning in October 2021 through at least May 2022 (or longer, depending upon the rulemaking process).  Members should be able to participate in weekly or bi-weekly meetings and to complete drafting or analysis assignments between meetings.  It is possible some or all of these meetings may occur during the work week, so members should be able to attend meetings at those times.  All meetings will be conducted remotely.

How Will Lawyers with Diverse Perspectives and Interests Agree Upon Substantive Comments?

We intend to leverage the years of expertise CLA has in bringing together lawyers from different perspectives to comment upon legislation and rulemaking efforts across many different issue areas.  Indeed, in 2019, members of CLA formed a CCPA Working Group comprised of diverse lawyers that submitted 11 pages of substantive comments to draft CCPA regulations.  

Questions

If you have questions about the process, please email us at privacy@calawyers.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

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