Does an employee privacy notice need to be separate and distinct from a consumer privacy notice?
The CCPA requires that a business subject to the Act disclose the type of personal information that it collects about its California employees and the purpose of the collection “at or before the point of collection.”  The CCPA does not, however, require that such information be presented in a separate employee-specific privacy notice.
While some employers choose to create a stand-alone privacy notice that applies to employees, other employers choose to include disclosures concerning their collection and use of employee data as part of the broader privacy notice that they provide to clients, customers, and business partners, which discusses all of the business’s data-related practices.
For more information and resources about the CCPA visit http://www.CCPA-info.com.
This article is part of a multi-part series published by BCLP to help companies understand and implement the General Data Protection Regulation, the California Consumer Privacy Act and other privacy statutes. You can find more information on the CCPA in BCLP’s California Consumer Privacy Act Practical Guide, and more information about the GDPR in the American Bar Association’s The EU GDPR: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions.
1. CCPA, Section 1798.100(b).
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