1. There is a large amount personal data being channeled through the international information super-highways.
2. California, (with its CCPA privacy legislation), Virginia, Colorado, and Utah are part of a growing group of US states with comprehensive state privacy laws.
3. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) provides consumers with more control over the personal data that businesses collect about them.
4. The best way for a business to ensure CCPA compliance is to develop a checklist and incorporate this into its data protection plan policy.
There is a lot of personal data, (some of it sensitive) being channeled through the national and international information superhighways which feed businesses, governments, and other organizations.
The EU developed the General Data Protection Regulation to protect personal data as it’s processed globally through this information superhighway. On this side of the Atlantic, Brazil is one of the first countries to develop a national privacy law, known as the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD).
Unlike the EU and Brazil, the US does not have a single, comprehensive data privacy and security law.
California, (with its recently adopted CCPA privacy legislation), Virginia, Colorado, and Utah are part of a growing group of states with comprehensive state privacy laws.
What is the CCPA?
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) came into effect on January 1st, 2020, and was designed to provide consumers with more control over the personal data that businesses collect about them. The CCPA presents clear guidelines on how this law must be implemented by businesses.
This was at the time considered a landmark ruling which secures a comprehensive set of new privacy rights for California not unlike the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation which protects the personal data of EU citizens.
CCPA Privacy Rights for California Consumers
The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA) was approved by California voters in November 2020, and this amended the CCPA, adding the following new privacy protections for consumers that took effect on January 1st,2023.
Video: What is the CCPA?
In this video by Wizer, learn core, practical information about the CCPA and what it means for consumers and businesses.
What are the key requirements of CCPA compliance — a checklist.
The best way for a business to ensure CCPA compliance is to develop a checklist like below and incorporate this into its data protection plan policy.
What are the consequences of non-compliance with the CCPA?
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is responsible for enforcing the CCPA. The OAG will send notices of noncompliance to allegedly at-fault companies. Once a company is notified of alleged noncompliance, it has 30 days to cure that non-compliance. In cases of non-compliance, the consequences can be:
If you are looking to do business in California and need support from CCPA-compliant local staffing service providers, please get in touch with us at Horizons where we manage employee data in full compliance with the CCPA, where it applies.
Frequently asked questions
CCPA stands for California Consumer Privacy Act. CCPA is a privacy law that defines the privacy rights of consumers in California.
The Regulation (EU) 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) applies to the whole European Union. The United States (U.S.) does not have a single, comprehensive data privacy and security law. CCPA is a data protection regulation applicable to the state of California.