Orrick Launches Automated Tool to Assess Readiness for California Consumer Privacy Act


Today, Orrick announced the launch of our automated CCPA Readiness Assessment Tool which helps businesses globally determine whether they are covered by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and, if yes, their readiness to comply with the new law that is revolutionizing the United States privacy landscape. This free tool is available to all organizations and takes 10-30 minutes to complete.  It segments the CCPA into five workable themes and guides users through a series of dynamic questions relating to each theme. Upon completion of the questionnaire, the tool provides a free and comprehensive readiness assessment tailored to the business’s unique positioning and individual needs.

Heather Sussman, Orrick’s Global Co-chair for the Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation Practice says:

“California’s law is another complex challenge for companies looking for assurance they are doing the right thing to address the fast-changing regulatory environment in data privacy. We’re proud to be able to use our innovation platform to give business leaders the guidance they need to comply with CCPA. And we’re well positioned to adapt this tool to legislation unfolding in other states, so businesses can rely on us to keep pace with regulatory changes that ready them for what is around the corner.”

The CCPA, which goes into effect January 1, 2020, imports GDPR-style rights and requirements to the U.S. privacy landscape. The new rules are complex and present compliance challenges for many organizations. The consequences of noncompliance may be steep – the state Attorney General can seek fines of up to $7,500 per violation, and the CCPA opens the door for consumers to bring private actions which can expose companies to statutory damages. In addition to providing guidance for the CCPA, the tool offers a blueprint for evaluating readiness for similar state laws expected to be enacted across the country in the near future. At least 10 states have already introduced CCPA-like legislation.

The Orrick tool is the most sophisticated law firm technology on the market to date, designed to help guide companies navigating this critical change in the U.S. privacy landscape. Developed under the leadership of partner Heather Sussman, Global Co-chair of Orrick’s Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation Practice, and partner Emily Tabatabai, a leading adviser on CCPA issues, Orrick's CCPA Readiness Assessment Tool is available to use as the first step in developing your company’s CCPA action plan!

Are you ready for the CCPA? Take Orrick’s CCPA Readiness Assessment.

  • Assess your company against CCPA provisions.
  • Receive a complimentary report summarizing the likely key impacts.
  • Use the report to development to develop your CCPA project plan.