The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a new act that strengthens and unifies data protection for consumers by giving California residents more control over their personal information. This regulates not only how it is collected and used, but also, how it is sold by companies.
The CCPA went into effect January 1, and enforcement will begin July 1.
Are you ready?
Why it matters:
The CCPA is the first law in the United States to mirror the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This regulation protects the data and privacy of EU citizens’ and residents’ data by requiring companies to manage and protect personal information they collect online.
The CCPA, a state law and that affects for-profit organizations doing business in California, has already established a precedent for data collection and information security laws nationwide.