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Given a C ∗ -algebra A with a left action of a locally compact quantum group G on it and a unitary 2-cocycle Ω on ˆ G ,we define a deformation A Ω of A . The construction behaves well under certain additional technical assumptions on Ω ,themost important of which is regularity, meaning that C 0 ( G ) Ω G is isomorphic to the algebra of compact operators on some Hilbert space. In particular, then A Ω is stably isomorphic to the iterated twisted crossed product ˆ G op Ω G A . Also, in good situations, the C ∗ -algebra A Ω carries a left action of the deformed quantum group G Ω andwehaveanisomorphism G Ω A Ω ∼ = G A .When G is a genuine locally compact group, we show that the action of G on C 0 ( G ) Ω = C ∗ r ( ˆ G ; Ω ) is always integrable. Stronger assumptions of properness and saturation of the action imply regularity. As an example, we make a preliminary analysis of the cocycles on the duals of some solvable Lie groups recently constructed by Bieliavsky et al., and discuss the relation of our construction to that of Bieliavsky and Gayral.