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Privacy Agency to Host Data Broker Deletion Mechanism Session

The California Privacy Protection Agency, which is tasked with creating and enforcing an accessible data deletion mechanism for Californians, is set to host a listening and learning session this month.  

Closeup of a cursor icon on a computer screen pointing to the word "delete" beneath an icon of a trash can.
The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) will host a virtual stakeholder session later this month to discuss the tool that will allow consumers to delete the information held by third-party data brokers.

Known as the data broker accessible deletion mechanism, the tool will allow for a one-stop shop for deleting any non-exempt personal data that unaffiliated data brokers are holding. The mechanism was created through Senate Bill 362, which mandated the Data Broker Delete Requests and Opt-Out Platform (DROP) for consumers.

The CPPA was created with voter approval of the California Privacy Rights Act in November 2020 to implement and enforce privacy regulations. That legislation was an expansion of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.

The session, which will include a brief presentation on the requirements of the deletion tool from CPPA staff, will be held in advance of draft rules.

The virtual session (register here) will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26. Written feedback on “certain requirements” can be submitted before 5 p.m. June 25. The CPPA can be contacted about this event here.
Eyragon is the Managing Editor for Industry Insider — California. He previously served as the Daily News Editor for Government Technology. He lives in Sacramento, Calif.