CPPA preview: Cybersecurity audit regs nearing formal proposal


Companies with business in California could face tough new cybersecurity mandates under draft regulations that are soon headed for formal rulemaking.

The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) is expected to vote as early as Friday to launch the formal rulemaking process for a series of cybersecurity audit requirements on businesses. Once approved for formal rulemaking, the draft regulations would be open 45 days for public comment before being finalized. Businesses would then have two years to come into compliance with the rules.

Two other packages of draft rules, one on data risk assessments and another on automated decision-making technology, are still being debated by the five-member CPPA, which was tasked with writing and enforcing privacy rules under amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act passed in 2020.

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