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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is landmark legislation that secures new privacy rights for California consumers. Effective January 1st, 2020, companies must ensure that they are securing and maintaining the privacy of the data they hold on residents of California.
All California residents are protected under the California Consumer Privacy Act with respect to any information that relates to them. Californians are not just protected in their roles as consumers, but also as employees, patients, tenants, students, parents, children, etc. The term "personal information" is used broadly as "any information that relates to a particular consumer or household". Data can be protected even if it does not relate to a single individual (since "households" are covered) and if it does not contain a name.
Companies around the world have to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act if they receive personal data from California residents and if they — or their parent company or a subsidiary — exceed one of three thresholds:
CCPA is here and enforcement is under way. Contact us today to learn how Compass IT Compliance can assist you with your CCPA compliance needs!