What is the CCPA?

by | Jan 15, 2020 | Legal Updates

The California Consumer Privacy Act, also known as the CCPA, is an extensive privacy and data security law. California became the first state to enact comprehensive consumer privacy legislation on June 28,2018. The CCPA grants consumers various rights regarding thier personal information and imposes various obligations on businesses to comply with its provisions.

Businesses subject to the CCPA must comply with various provisions by, among other things:

  • Updating Privacy Policies.
  • Provide consumers choices regarding disclosure and sales of their personal information.
  • Support consumers right to:
    • Access their personal information;
    • request to delete their personal information; and
    • To receive their personal information in a portable data format.

The CCPA became effective Janurary 1, 2020.

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