Until January 2021, employers are not legally required to handle employee data in the same manner as consumers under the California Consumer Privacy Act. However, experts recommend scrutinizing employee and contractor data to avoid litigation and challenges to regulatory changes in California and elsewhere in the future.

In a webinar titled “Bracing for the Wild Ride in Data Privacy Regulation,” sponsored by Corporate Counsel and LexisNexis on Thursday, Mark Brennan, a global innovation partner at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C., said that while the CCPA was being crafted, there was not total clarity on what should be done about employee personal information.