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Privacy Law Section Committees
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Privacy Treatise Committee
The Privacy Treatise Committee publishes the California Privacy Law Treatise. This master treatise comprehensively documents and describes this area of law, which presents a broad and rich palette for practitioners and regulators. Each year, seasoned practitioners of differing perspectives are engaged to update new developments in this area of law. A team of peer reviewers also drawn from the ranks of California’s leading practitioners are tasked with the review of the yearly update. In 2021, the Committee will be publishing the California Consumer Privacy Act Handbook.
Privacy Publications Committee
The Privacy Publications Committee publishes regular privacy news updates and in-depth articles about the newest developments in California privacy law and other privacy laws that impact Californians and businesses in the state. We also partner with the Education Committee to offer short form interviews and discussions through social media platforms such as LinkedIn Live. The Committee maintains the Section website and aims to have the site serve as a resource for California privacy professionals. Click here for recent privacy articles published by the section.
Privacy Education Committee
The Privacy Education Committee organizes and sponsors webinars, conferences and offers MCLE programming to keep California lawyers up to date on developments in privacy law. Our educational events include speakers from all walks of privacy law including plaintiffs’ counsel, defense lawyers, government regulators, and agency representatives.
The Legislative Committee actively monitors proposed legislation and regulations, at both the state and federal level, and produces an accessible legislation-tracking document for CLA members to understand privacy-related developments across the country. The Legislative Committee also facilitates drafting and submission of comments/input on legislation and regulations on CLA’s behalf, and partners with the Publications and Events Committees to produce articles and events related to developments in privacy laws and regulations.
The Memberships Committee works with the California Lawyers Association and the Privacy Section’s members to support existing members with valuable benefits, including free access to FastCase, free MCLE credit, and discounts on other Section offerings. The Committee also leads outreach campaigns to connect with new members, understand what would attract new members, and ensure that potential members are aware of the Privacy Section’s offerings.
The Governance Committee is responsible for creating and maintaining the governance structure of the Privacy Section, including Section’s bylaws, mission statement, rules of order, and policies.
New Lawyers Committee
The New Lawyers Committee works with practitioners in the first eight years of their career to provide training, mentorship, publication, and networking opportunities tailored to early-career privacy practitioners.
California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Rulemaking Working Group
The CPRA Working Group is comprised of four issue-focused subcommittees of privacy professionals charged with drafting comments to be included in the Privacy Law’s Section’s submission to the California Privacy Protection Agency as part of the rulemaking process for the CPRA. The subcommittees will provides comments on anticipated CPRA regulations regarding (1) automated decision making and artificial intelligence; (2) data subject rights; (3) audits and regulatory oversight; and (4) the definitions of key terms in the CPRA. CLA members with experience implementing CCPA or GDPR or who have experience in the substantive issue areas that will be the topic of CPRA regulations are encouraged to participate in this working group. For more information, or if you are interested in joining, please click here.
The Cybersecurity Committee comprises practitioners, regulators, academics, and others working on cybersecurity compliance and incident response to discuss emerging areas of concern and opportunity. The Committee seeks to ensure its members understand the rapidly evolving technological and regulatory environment by providing resources such as continuing legal education and publications updates on current events in the field.