California Client Privateness Act (CCPA) Enforcement Begins

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CCPA enforcement

Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) began on July 1, 2020. According to a number of other state laws protecting the privacy rights of California residents, the CCPA includes the use and sale of personal data. Some regulations require affected companies to submit a privacy policy, to notify before collecting personal data, and to give consumers the right to refuse to sell their data. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the new data protection law.

Questions about the CCPA?

Ask a lawyer and get an answer within one working day.

Does the CCPA apply to my company?

The CCPA does not apply to every company. This applies to non-profit organizations that collect and sell consumer information or disclose personal information for business purposes. For companies to fall within the scope of the CCPA, they must meet one of the following criteria:

  • The company has gross sales of at least $ 25 million
  • The company has data from more than 50,000 consumers, households or devices
  • The company earns more than half of its annual sales from selling personal data from consumers

If your business falls into one of the above categories, you can change your privacy policy and website terms and conditions to ensure that your business meets the CCPA guidelines. An experienced business lawyer can help you and answer all questions.

What is personal information?

Personal data is information that can identify, relate to, describe or relate to a particular resident or household.

Are there any other details I should know?

The CCPA has undergone several changes since it entered into force on January 1, 2020. Some of the key changes include the following:

  • Organizations must disclose the categories of personal information collected and the purpose of the collection in advance in their privacy policy
  • Affected companies must register to sell information about minors under the age of 16
  • There is no notification requirement if there is no direct collection of personal data

Will CCPA enforcement be postponed?

No, enforcement of the CCPA started on July 1st as planned. Many companies wondered if the California Attorney General would postpone CCPA enforcement in the face of COVID-19, but he remained firm on timely law enforcement.

If you have any questions about how data protection laws could affect your company, contact a lawyer.

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