Sephora serves as a wakeup call before 2023

  • by Arlo Gilbert
  • · posted on September 29, 2022
  • · 3 min read
Sephora serves as a wakeup call before 2023

Happy Thursday, and a happy fourth quarter! With October mere days away, it’s a good time to start thinking about what needs to be done before 2023. We’re always striving to communicate the importance of data privacy at Osano, but with the new year around the corner, we’re putting in overtime to inform and educate.

2023 is a big year for data privacy. A number of new data privacy laws will be coming online in 2023, the most significant being the CPRA. With Sephora being hit with a $1.2 million fine after failing to meet the requirements of the CCPA, businesses have been scrambling to get compliant. 

We’ve covered the Sephora settlement in a previous edition of Privacy Insider and have linked to another piece focused on the business community’s reaction in this edition of the newsletter. We’ll have our own blog post analyzing the enforcement action, too. Keep your eyes on our blog and this newsletter to read that article in the near future.

Notably, the California Attorney General notified Sephora that it was in violation of the CCPA  and gave them 30 days to address their violations. Sephora, however, didn’t meet the deadline. This 30-day period is actually baked into the CCPA — since the law is relatively new, this “cure period” is an opportunity for businesses to learn and adapt.

Why bring this up now? The CPRA, which goes into effect on January 1, does away with the CCPA’s cure period. Any grace periods will be completely at the whim of the AG and the newly created Consumer Privacy Protection Agency. 

Sephora wasn’t able to become compliant within 30 days, and the CPRA won’t even provide that short cure period. Now that Q4 is here, the Sephora settlement is a clarion call to get ready for 2023. After all, early preparedness is rarely regretted.

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Best,

Arlo


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About The Author · Arlo Gilbert

Arlo Gilbert is the CEO & co-founder of Osano. An Austin, Texas native, he has been building software companies for more than 20 years in categories including telecom, payments, procurement, and compliance. In 2005 Arlo invented voice commerce, he has testified before congress on technology issues, and is a frequent speaker on data privacy rights.