The rising number of data breaches has driven countries and states to establish their own privacy policies and regulations to secure the data of residents. In 2018, the European Union (EU) introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which affects how companies use customers' personal data, and impacts have been felt all over the world. In early 2020, California will roll out the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). In the first blog of this two-part series, we will dissect what the CCPA is, what kind of information will be regulated, and which businesses must comply.
The CCPA is the first state-level privacy law in the United States that protects consumer rights by enabling residents to control the collection and use of personal information by businesses.
The CCPA goes into effect on January 1, 2020.
Some examples are:
The CCPA applies to any for-profit organization that meets any of the three following requirements:
In the next blog, we'll discuss what the CCPA means for consumers, what businesses can do to prepare for the CCPA, and the penalties for non-compliance.
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